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Geographic space, assets, livelihoods and well-being in rural Central America

By Jeffrey Alwang, Hans G.P. Jansen, Paul B. Siegel and Francisco Pichon

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"This paper uses an asset-base framework to analyze the determinants of rural growth and sustainable poverty reduction for the three poorest countries in Central America: Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua...Using a combination of GIS mapping techniques, quantitative household analysis, and qualitative analyses of assets and livelihoods, the authors generate a description of rural territories that recognizes the differential effects of policies and asset bundles across space and households. They identify the combinations of human, natural and physical, social and location-specific assets that matter most to raise household well-being and take advantage of prospects for poverty-reducing growth." from Authors' AbstractPoverty reduction ,rural livelihoods ,Households Economic aspects ,

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