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Dependence on environmental resources and implications for household welfare: Evidence from the Kalahari drylands, South Africa

Gladman Thondhlana and Edwin Muchapondwa ()

Ecological Economics, 2014, vol. 108, issue C, 59-67

Abstract: This paper examines dependence on environmental resources and impacts on household welfare among the indigenous San and Mier rural communities neighbouring Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa. Data on the various household income types, including environmental income, were collected through a structured survey of 200 households. Environmental income constituted 20% of the total income. The poorest income quintile showed the highest relative dependence on environmental income (31%), though absolute environmental income increased with total income.

Keywords: Kalahari drylands; Environmental resources; Indigenous people; Dependence; Poverty; Heterogeneity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.10.003

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