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Mitchell, Tom, Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel, Devereux, Stephen, Tanner, Thomas, Davies, Mark and Leavy, Jennifer (2008) Rural Disaster Risk–Poverty Interface. London: Institute of Development Studies.

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The majority of the world’s poorest people live and work in rural areas. The 2008 World Bank World Development Report ‘Agriculture for Development’ puts the figure at 75%. Regional differences are striking, ranging from 41% of poor people living in rural areas in Latin America and Caribbean to almost 93% in East Asia and Pacific region. Definitions of urban and rural differ by country, and lines between the two can be blurred, for example in peri-urban areas people often pursue livelihood strategies that are akin to more rural settings, while rural towns might provide opportunities for rural non-farm incomes for people living in villages. There are often strong links and dependencies between rural and urban areas, through migration and flows of remittances and goods.

Item Type: Monographs and Working Papers (Working Paper)
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2019 14:06

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