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Reversal of fortune? The long-term effect of conservation-led displacement in Nepal

Christie Lam, Saumik Paul and Vengadeshvaran Sarma ()

Oxford Development Studies, 2016, vol. 44, issue 4, 401-419

Abstract: Building on a panel data-set using two rounds of self-administered surveys, this study assesses the long-term welfare effects of conservation-led displacement in Nepal. Empirical findings indicate that while displaced households suffered from poor land productivity and food insecurity in the first five years after displacement, they appear to be better off today, a decade since displacement, compared to non-displaced households. However, this has come at the expense of loosening social ties, increased strain on human capital and, most importantly, an overall deterioration in people’s socio-cultural wellbeing.

Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1080/13600818.2016.1149158

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