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Social capital, community based management, and fishers’ livelihood in Bangladesh

Islam, Ghazi Md. Nurul and Tai, Shzee Yew and Abdullah, Nik Mustapha R. and Viswanathan, K. Kuperan (2011) Social capital, community based management, and fishers’ livelihood in Bangladesh. Ocean and Coastal Management, 54 (2). pp. 173-180. ISSN 0964-5691

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This paper examines the impact of Community Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) on fishing households’ welfare in Bangladesh. It analyses how the various types of livelihood assets contribute to fishers’ household incomes. The study found that fishers in CBFM project areas have improved their access to different assets including social, human, physical, financial and natural capitals. The regression results show that social capital contributed significantly to household income, indicating that social factors play very important roles in poverty alleviation in Bangladesh. Future poverty alleviation policy options need to give priority to investments in human, physical and natural capital assets.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. K. Kuperan a/l K.V.S.N Viswanathan
Date Deposited: 04 May 2011 02:44
Last Modified: 04 May 2011 02:53
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3138

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