Study on the Changes of Livelihood Capital of Migrant Farmer’s Household before and after the Development of Rural Tourism

Author(s): 
Y. Xiao†, K. Yin‡, & H. N. Famili§

Affiliation(s): 
College of Tourism and Land Resources, Chongqing Technology and Business University, Chongqing, 400067, China
‡College of Geographical and Travel, Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing 400047, China,
§Polymer Engineering Group, Chemical Engineering Department, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran

Cite this paper
Y. Xiao†, K. Yin‡, & H. N. Famili§*, & E. Gerbino‡, “Study on the Changes of Livelihood Capital of Migrant Farmer’s Household before and after the Development of Rural Tourism”, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research and Developments, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 473-477, 2016. DOI: 10.7508/jmerd.2016.02.025

ABSTRACT: The research the changes to livelihood capital of migrant farmer’s household before and after the development of rural tourism, The results show: (1) According to the ecological environment, natural resources, cultural practices and customs, it is more suitable to measure the livelihood capital index system of the migrant farmers in the Three Gorges Reservoir area. (2) Integrated point of view, through the rural tourism development, the natural capital has declined; the other four major livelihood capitals have varying degrees of improvement. (3) Specific point of view, the largest increases in social capital, followed by financial capital, the third is the material capital, and human capital is the last. But the overall score is low, Presents migrant farmers living capital of limited in sample area, the overall weak features, the majority of farmers to exploit all kinds of livelihood capital is at a low level

Keywords :  Migrant farmer’s household; Livelihood capital; Rural tourism; Three Gorges Reservoir Area.

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