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Title:How rural families perceive economic development
Author:Due, Jean M.ISNI
Periodical:African Environment: Environmental Studies and Regional Planning Bulletin
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:standard of living
Abstract:During the summer of 1973 heads of 129 rural households in five different districts of Kenya were interviewed in order to ascertain characteristics of the level of living of these families. In addition each family was asked where it stood on a ladder of relative welfare with 'the good life' at the top and 'the bad life' at the bottom. Families were asked where they stood currently, five years ago, and expected to be five years hence. Reasons for their level of living (welfare) improving or deteriorating were ascertained as well as attitudes to what constituted 'the good life' and 'the bad life'. The findings are given in the present article. Graph, map, notes, ref., tab.