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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 14 2022 | .
Impact Analysis of Road Access on Household Incomes
OCHA THEVAN. R, Dr. C. KUBENDRAN
Pages: 645-648
Abstract
Many integrated conservation and development projects use road construction to induce a shift in income activities, since road access can reduce both poverty and environmental degradation. There is, however, little empirical evidence on the effects of road access on income patterns. Road access led to a rise in total household income by 38% due to higher household participation in self-employment and wage labor. We neither found an effect on income from crop farming nor on participation in hunting activities. The effects of road access can be diverse and unforeseeable. Road construction in protected areas should thus be carefully considered and planned and only be implemented when other options are not feasible.
Keywords
Rural Road, Income, Hunting, Impact Evaluation, Poverty
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