Changes in Income Strategies of Rural Households in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon

Torres, Bolier; Bilsborrow, Richard E.; Barbieri, Alisson Flávio; & Navarrete, Alexandra Torres. (2014). Changes in Income Strategies of Rural Households in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon. Revista Amazónica Ciencia y Tecnología, 3(3), 221-57.

Torres, Bolier; Bilsborrow, Richard E.; Barbieri, Alisson Flávio; & Navarrete, Alexandra Torres. (2014). Changes in Income Strategies of Rural Households in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon. Revista Amazónica Ciencia y Tecnología, 3(3), 221-57.

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This paper presents results of a comparative study on changes in income at the household level, using two databases generated in the same farm plots: 418 households in 1990 and 658 households in 1999 in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon. The off-farm income became the main source of income for migrant settlers in this area, from 25% in 1990 to 43% in 1999, while farm agricultural increased from 0.8% 1990 to 13.4% of total household income in 1999. In general, the local population experienced a poverty increase represented in absolute terms by the total average households income decreased USD 396 from 1990 to 1999.




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Torres, Bolier
Bilsborrow, Richard E.
Barbieri, Alisson Flávio
Navarrete, Alexandra Torres



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Revista Amazónica Ciencia y Tecnología

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