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Poverty and Gender Analysis: Evidences from a Village-based Study of Uttarakhand Hill Region

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  • Awasthi, Ishwar

    () (Giri Institute of Development Studies)

  • Nathan, Dev

    () (Institute for Human Development)

Abstract

This paper explores poverty and gender analysis in the hill state of Uttarakhand from the perspective of mountain specificities that are interrelated and have direct bearing on the bio-physical and socio-economic aspects of mountain life. The paper through a study carried out in 12 villages helps in understanding the causes and consequences of poverty and vulnerability based on altitude and remoteness and analyses the position of rural women and the factors that result in their being disadvantaged and vulnerable. The paper clearly demonstrates that both altitude and location have an impact on poverty, livelihoods and gender relations. The village study provides intensive information about the nature of the problem by various disaggregates which often large surveys do not provide. The study makes an attempt to capture the ground reality from the field and presents the findings, which may prove useful for policy interventions in the study areas and similar regions.

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  • Awasthi, Ishwar & Nathan, Dev, 2016. "Poverty and Gender Analysis: Evidences from a Village-based Study of Uttarakhand Hill Region," Journal of Regional Development and Planning, JRDP, vol. 5(1), pages 87-100.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:jrdpin:0039
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    1. Mamgain, Rajendra P., 2004. "Employment, migration and livelihoods in the Hill Economy of Uttaranchal," MPRA Paper 32303, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Mountain specificities; Livelihoods and gender relations; Female drudgery; Poverty; Vulnerability;

    JEL classification:

    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy

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