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Title:Resources, Poverty and Human Development in Rural Uganda
Author:Bonger, Tenkir
Year:2000
Periodical:Africa Development: A Quarterly Journal of CODESRIA (ISSN 0850-3907)
Volume:25
Issue:3-4
Pages:31-76
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Uganda
East Africa
Subjects:poverty
rural households
Economics and Trade
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Economics, Commerce
natural resources
Human development
standard of living
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/43658044
Abstract:This quantitative study of poverty and human development among rural households in Uganda shows that within these households, there is a balance between the number of consumers, the number of labourers and the size of cultivated holdings. The socially and spatially better-offs, who have more investments in livestock and family labour, enjoy higher levels of land productivity and modest improvement in their per capita income. A quarter of the total income originates from non-agricultural sectors, making these sectors important avenues to poverty reduction, even among rural households. However, expenditure by those above the Poverty Line is equal to expenditure by those below. A large gap exists between the per capita income of the better-off households and that of the poor. When a human development index including assets, income, social endowments and other positive outcomes of the developement process is calculated, the differences narrow down considerably. App., bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in French and English.
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