Sarker, Debnarayan and Das, Nimai (2004): Social Capital and Joint Forest Management Programme: A Comparative Study on Female-headed and Joint Forest Protection Committees in West Bengal. Published in: Journal of Rural Development , Vol. 25, No. 4 (2006): pp. 537-563.
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Under a framework for the measurement of social capital at the local decentralized institutions related to three sample female forest protection committees (FPCs) and three joint FPCs, where most of the members live below poverty line and are dependent on food-livelihood security from forest resources, in Bankura district of West Bengal, this paper examines whether social capital is important for the successful development outcomes in female FPCs compared with joint FPCs where women’s involvement is insignificant. This study suggests that the level of social capital is higher for all female FPCs because there already exists the tradition of community solidarity and more developed network of relationships based on cultural norms, absence or poor presence of traditional ascriptive hierarchies, endemic factionalism and common identity that contribute in building an inner dynamic of the development of social capital.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Social Capital and Joint Forest Management Programme: A Comparative Study on Female-headed and Joint Forest Protection Committees in West Bengal|
|English Title:||Social Capital and Joint Forest Management Programme: A Comparative Study on Female and Joint Forest Protection Committees in West Bengal|
|Keywords:||Social capital, Joint forest management programme (JFMP), Forest protection committees (FPCs), Bengal forest resource|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation > Q23 - Forestry
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics ; Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology ; Social and Economic Stratification
|Depositing User:||Nimai Das|
|Date Deposited:||23. Apr 2009 03:23|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 20:36|
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