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Sensitivity of Rural Households' Livelihood Strategies to Livelihood Capital in Poor Mountainous Areas: An Empirical Analysis in the Upper Reaches of the Min River, China
Wang, Xiaolan1; Peng, Li2; Xu, Dingde3; Wang, Xuxi4
Corresponding AuthorWang, Xiaolan(wxl562406330@126.com)
2019-04-02
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
ISSN2071-1050
Volume11Issue:8Pages:16
AbstractExploring the sensitivity of rural households' livelihood strategies to livelihood capital is of great significance for improving rural households' livelihood levels. This paper selects 23 livelihood capital measurement indicators and conducts an in-depth survey of rural households. In addition, the entropy method and a weighted comprehensive model are used to explore the basic characteristics of rural households' livelihood capital in the upper reaches of the Min River, China, in 2017. Furthermore, econometric models are used to analyze the sensitivity of rural households' livelihood strategies to livelihood capital. As indicated from the research, the livelihood capital levels of different types of rural households in the study area are not equivalent. The types of rural households with different livelihood strategies can be ordered in terms of quantity as follows: non-agricultural type > non-agricultural dominant type > agricultural dominant type > pure agricultural type. Livelihood strategies have different sensitivities to different livelihood capital measurement indicators. Among these indicators, cash income, the number of relatives and friends available for financial assistance, and the number of civil servants have positive effects on the livelihood strategy selection of non-agricultural dominant rural households and non-agricultural rural households. However, the average age of laborers, area of cultivated land and gardens, number of livestock and poultry, and present value of production tools have negative effects. These evaluation results can provide a scientific decision-making basis for the formulation of poverty alleviation policies by relevant government departments.
Keywordsensitivity livelihood capital livelihood strategies econometric models upper reaches of the Min River China
DOI10.3390/su11082193
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordSUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS ; POVERTY VULNERABILITY ; AGRARIAN-REFORM ; LABOR MIGRATION ; DIVERSIFICATION ; LAND ; CONSERVATION ; VIABILITY ; CONTEXT ; IMPACT
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41601612] ; Scientific research Fund of Sichuan Provincial Education Department[17ZB0440] ; Economic Development Research Center of Sichuan National Mountain Areas[SDJJ1802] ; Longshan talents of Southwest University of Science and Technology[17LZX679] ; Longshan talents of Southwest University of Science and Technology[18LZX660]
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGreen & Sustainable Science & Technology ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000467752200006
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Scientific research Fund of Sichuan Provincial Education Department ; Economic Development Research Center of Sichuan National Mountain Areas ; Longshan talents of Southwest University of Science and Technology
PublisherMDPI
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/26347
Collection中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
Corresponding AuthorWang, Xiaolan
Affiliation1.Southwest Univ Sci & Technol, Sch Civil Engn & Architecture, Mianyang 621010, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Mt Hazards & Environm, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, Peoples R China
3.Sichuan Agr Univ, Coll Management, Sichuan Ctr Rural Dev Res, Chengdu 611130, Sichuan, Peoples R China
4.China West Normal Univ, Coll Land & Resource, Nanchong 637009, Peoples R China
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Wang, Xiaolan,Peng, Li,Xu, Dingde,et al. Sensitivity of Rural Households' Livelihood Strategies to Livelihood Capital in Poor Mountainous Areas: An Empirical Analysis in the Upper Reaches of the Min River, China[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2019,11(8):16.
APA Wang, Xiaolan,Peng, Li,Xu, Dingde,&Wang, Xuxi.(2019).Sensitivity of Rural Households' Livelihood Strategies to Livelihood Capital in Poor Mountainous Areas: An Empirical Analysis in the Upper Reaches of the Min River, China.SUSTAINABILITY,11(8),16.
MLA Wang, Xiaolan,et al."Sensitivity of Rural Households' Livelihood Strategies to Livelihood Capital in Poor Mountainous Areas: An Empirical Analysis in the Upper Reaches of the Min River, China".SUSTAINABILITY 11.8(2019):16.
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