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Lack of opportunities and persistent poverty:income diversification in rural Madagascar (In French)




In Madagascar, the inequalities gap between urban and rural areas implies to draft rural specific policies. Nevertheless, the only focusing on growth might have a limited impact on persistent poverty. All households have not the same capacity to catch new opportunities generated by growth, and those with weakest resources could be durably excluded. Thanks to an applied study on income diversification in rural Madagascar, this paper shows these households are unable to carry out forms of income diversification that protect from poverty. On the contrary, they are forced to choice diversification forms associated with chronic poverty.

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  • Claire GONDARD-DELCROIX (GREThA-GRES), 2007. "Lack of opportunities and persistent poverty:income diversification in rural Madagascar (In French)," Cahiers du GRES (2002-2009) 2007-04, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
  • Handle: RePEc:grs:wpegrs:2007-04

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    Income diversification; risk coping strategies; risk management strategies; persistent poverty; transitory poverty; Madagascar; Rural areas;

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    • R2 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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