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Analysis of Risk Behavior of Households: Evidence from Gender Sensitive JFM Programme in West Bengal

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  • Das, Nimai
  • Sarker, Debnarayan

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In an attempt to examine the extent of risk faced by households under gender sensitive JFM programme in West Bengal, this study suggests that JFM programme could reduce more risk related hardship for JFM households by their increase (decrease) in time and income on forest (non-forest) related works which non-JFM households fail to receive. Within JFM villages, female FPC-households not only yield higher per capita net real income but also contribute female’s higher share of their family income, which they only receive from forest source, than their men’s after JFM situation indicating higher diversification of forest works in female FPC-villages.

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  • Das, Nimai & Sarker, Debnarayan, 2008. "Analysis of Risk Behavior of Households: Evidence from Gender Sensitive JFM Programme in West Bengal," MPRA Paper 15220, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Joint forest management; forest protection committee villages; non-joint forest management villages; income Risks; idiosyncratic risks;

    JEL classification:

    • Q23 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Forestry
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination

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