IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

The Risk of Impoverishment. The Social Impact of Involuntary Resettlement in Rural China

  • Bettina Gransow
Registered author(s):

    Poverty research in general and research on poverty in China in particular is dominated by studies dealing with poverty reduction, while the question of its origin (i.e. how it is produced in the first place) is widely factored out. Inspired by Else Oyen s alternative approach to understanding poverty, this paper aims at analysing involuntary resettlement induced by investment projects in rural China as an example of forces and processes producing poverty. After a short review of the concept and scope of involuntary resettlement caused by investment projects, the paper analyses the social impact of resettlement in rural China with a focus on loss of land and the risk of impoverishment. It is argued that the risk of impoverishment affects men and women in different ways and that gender-blind resettlement policies may create additional risks for female resettlers. The paper concludes that an analysis of poverty-production forces and processes would contribute to better-targeted resettlement policies as well as poverty-reduction policies.

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    Article provided by Institute of Asian Studies, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg in its journal China aktuell - Journal of Current Chinese Affairs.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 40-66

    as
    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:gig:chaktu:v:36:y:2007:i:2:p:40-66
    Contact details of provider: Postal: Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, D-20354 Hamburg
    Phone: +49 (0)40 42825-593
    Fax: +49 (0)40 42825-547
    Web page: http://www.currentchineseaffairs.org
    Email:


    More information through EDIRC

    Order Information: Web: http://www.giga-hamburg.de/china-aktuell Email:


    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:gig:chaktu:v:36:y:2007:i:2:p:40-66. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Karsten Giese)

    or (Heike Holbig)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.