Distinct livelihood patterns among communities: the case of Kanakapura, Karnataka

Kavitha, A. and Joseph, Gladwin and Rai, Nitin D. and Abraham, Rosa (2013) Distinct livelihood patterns among communities: the case of Kanakapura, Karnataka. In: Livelihood strategies in Southern India : conservation and poverty reduction in forest fringes. Springer India, New Delhi, pp. 33-48. ISBN 9788132216254

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While the previous chapter used a narrative-based approach to provide a glimpse into the changing livelihoods of peripheral communities, this chapter employs a simple socio-economic analysis of livelihood portfolios to provide a similar insight. Located between a growing city and vast forest areas, the taluk of Kanakapura is an illustration of communities living in the peripheries of two distinct landscapes. Analysing patterns of socio-economic characteristics and livelihood strategies enables an understanding of how local communities manage their livelihoods in the face of multiple changes. The analysis based on the caste, landholding and income dimensions brings to light the interplay of multiple factors in strategising poverty reduction with available options. This chapter also highlights the declining dependence on agriculture and forests along with increasing engagement in nonagricultural employment and opportunities that urbanisation brings.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Livelihood Strategy, Agricultural Labour, Income Class, Livelihood Option, Agricultural Income.
Subjects: Social sciences > Sociology & anthropology > Communities
Social sciences > Economics > Labor economics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Depositing User: Mr. Krishnamoorti Chavan
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2018 10:47
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2018 11:17
Related URLs:
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/336
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-1626-1_3

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