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Dinâmica Populacional, uso da Terra e Geração de Renda: uma Análise Longitudinal para Domicílios Rurais na Amazônia Equatoriana

Citation

Barbieri, Alisson F. & Bilsborrow, Richard E. (2009). Dinâmica Populacional, uso da Terra e Geração de Renda: uma Análise Longitudinal para Domicílios Rurais na Amazônia Equatoriana. Nova Economia, 19(1), 67-94.

Abstract

The Northern Ecuadorian Amazon, the principal region of colonization of migrants in Ecuador since the 1970's, has been experiencing major changes in recent years, including a rapidly growing population, fragmentation of agricultural plots, changes in land use, and increasing off-farm employment, all of which are affecting farm household incomes and well-being. In this paper we use detailed data from a longitudinal survey of migrant settlers in 1990 and 2000 in Ecuador to first estimate farm household incomes, on-farm and off-farm. We then compute Gini coefficients for both land distribution and household income, and evaluate factors responsible for changes in household income in the 1990s. The article ends with a discussion of the policies that could reduce poverty and lead to a more sustainable standard of development.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-63512009000100004

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2009

Journal Title

Nova Economia

Author(s)

Barbieri, Alisson F.
Bilsborrow, Richard E.