PovertyTraps

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Social-ecological mechanisms of poverty traps

This project reviews and synthesises characteristics and mechanisms of persistent maladaptive situations (e.g. poverty traps) through a literature review and proposes a more nuanced social-ecological conceptualisation. A stylized mathematical model shows how nature and culture must be explicitly considered in addition to physical capital assets if poverty is to be eradicated without negative environmental and cultural impacts.

People: Jamila Haider, Steven Lade, Maja Schlüter, Garry Peterson, Wijnand Boonstra

Methods: Literature review; Generalized modelling

Publications:

L. Jamila Haider (2015). Understanding Poverty Traps in Biocultural Landscapes. Stockholm University: Licentiate Thesis.   http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A817782&dswid=2666

L. Jamila Haider, Wiebren J. Boonstra, Garry D. Peterson, Maja Schlüter (in review). Traps and sustainable development in rural areas: A review

Steven J. Lade, L. Jamila Haider, Gustav Engström, Maja Schlüter (in review). Resilience offers escape from trapped thinking on poverty alleviation

Funding:  European Research Council under the European Unions’ Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013)/ERC grant agreement no. 283950 SES-LINK