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Local Governance and Poverty in Developing Nations by Isa Baud, Nicky Pouw

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4    Poverty and Asset Accumulationamong Smallholder Farmersin Uganda

Nicky Pouw

4.1 INTRODUCTION

Poverty research in recent years has shown that poverty can be considered in multiple dimensions and there are degrees of poverty in every dimension. In Pouw (2008) it was further shown that poor households tend to accumulate welfare attributes in a particular dominant order. If dominant sequencing patterns can be discerned, this would provide us with useful insights into the dynamics of poverty and the kind of livelihood strategies adopted. The combination of both notions can lead to a number of useful insights into the kind of assets and foods consumed prioritized by the poor; i.e., distinguish what are relative ‘basics’ and ‘luxuries’ within ...

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