Poverty and the environment : understanding linkages at the household level.
Contributor(s): World Bank.Material type: TextPublisher: Washington, DC : The World Bank, c2008Description: vii, 78 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780821372234; 0821372238; 9780821372241 (electronic); 0821372246 (electronic).Subject(s): | Poverty -- Environmental aspects -- Developing countries | Households -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries | Infrastructure (Economics) -- Developing countries | Natural resources -- Developing countries | Environmental health -- Developing countriesOnline resources: Table of contents only
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 67-74) and index.
Understanding poverty-environment linkages at the household level -- Poverty and environmental change at the macro scale -- Environmental management and pathways to household welfare -- Scope of the report -- Some key conclusions -- Local natural resources, poverty, and degradation: examining empirical regularities -- The importance of environmental income to the poor -- Commons as a source of insurance -- The effect of growth on local resource use -- Welfare impacts of degradation -- The role of poverty in environmental change -- Conclusions -- Health outcomes and environmental pathogens -- Theoretical linkages between health outcomes and environmental conditions -- Empirical evidence of linkages between health outcomes and environmental conditions -- How robust are the empirical findings? -- Conclusions and tentative policy implications -- Household welfare and policy reforms -- Selected policy reforms: evidence from case studies -- Challenges and data limitations -- Conclusions -- Directions for change -- Use of local natural resources -- Design principles for improving environmental health -- Better data for monitoring change -- Policy reforms for managing the environment and reducing poverty -- Moving forward.