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Livelihood diversification and moneylending in a Rajasthan village: what lessons for rural financial services?

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The complexity of rural economies in developing countries is increasingly recognised, as is the need to tailor poverty reduction policies according to the diversity of rural households and their requirements. By reference to a village in Western India, the paper examines the results of a longitudinal micro-level research approach, employed for the study of livelihood diversification and use of informal finance. Over a 25-year period, livelihoods are shown to have become more complex, in terms of location, types of non-farm activities, and combinations of activities. Moreover, livelihood pathways taken continue to be critically affected by economic and social inequalities implicit in the caste system and tribal economy. A longitudinal micro-level research approach is shown to be one that can effectively identify the many complexities of rural livelihoods and the continued dependence on the informal financial sector, providing important insights into the requirements for rural financial products and services.

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  • Howard Jones, 2008. "Livelihood diversification and moneylending in a Rajasthan village: what lessons for rural financial services?," The European Journal of Development Research, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 20(3), pages 507-518.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:eurjdr:v:20:y:2008:i:3:p:507-518
    DOI: 10.1080/09578810802245568
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