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Perceptions of poverty among poor livestock keepers in Kenya: a discourse analysis approach

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  • Federica Misturelli

    (Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics Research Unit, Department of Agriculture, University of Reading, Reading, UK)

  • Claire Heffernan

    (Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics Research Unit, Department of Agriculture, University of Reading, Reading, UK)

Abstract

The paper examines perceptions of poverty among poor livestock keepers in Kenya. The study utilized discourse analysis techniques to evaluate community values towards the poor. The results demonstrated that most study participants viewed poverty as a process rather than a permanent state. The findings also highlighted the differences between the rich and the poor in terms of capabilities. When the results were compared with a wealth ranking exercise, two types of bias were noted. First, wealth-ranking exercises may not be targeting those who are the most needy. Second, projects and programmes may be viewed as assisting those who are responsible for their own poverty. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Federica Misturelli & Claire Heffernan, 2001. "Perceptions of poverty among poor livestock keepers in Kenya: a discourse analysis approach," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 13(7), pages 863-875.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:13:y:2001:i:7:p:863-875
    DOI: 10.1002/jid.828
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    1. Chambers, Robert, 1994. "Participatory rural appraisal (PRA): Analysis of experience," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 22(9), pages 1253-1268, September.
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    1. Armando Barrientos & Daniel Neff, 2011. "Attitudes to Chronic Poverty in the ‘Global Village’," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 100(1), pages 101-114, January.

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