RURALITY AND RURAL POVERTY; WHAT IT MEANS TO BE POOR. New Realities and New Choices For Tomorrow: A case study of two villages in Rwanda’s Northern Province
|Submitted by :||Peter Mbabazi Mbabazize|
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|Year of award :||2014|
|Awards :||Doctorate of Philosophy in Development Economics|
This thesis focused on the nature and extent of persistent rural poverty in rural areas, and in particular to the ways in which rural residences may affect ones poverty status in Rwanda. The central theme of this study was to fully describe what rural poverty is, how rurality leads to extreme poverty and what it actually means to be poor especially when it comes to the eyes of the beholder; the poorest of the poor in the rural areas. It is these poorest of the poor who were the subject / unit of analysis in this study. Two villages in Rwanda’s Northern Province were selected as a case study. The study was mostly qualitative and much focus was put on a down to earth naturalistic inquiry ab...
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION CHAPTER TWO : LITERATURE REVIEW CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY CHAPTER FOUR : DESCRIPTION AND PHILOSOPHICAL ASPECTS OF THE STUDY SUBJECT CHAPTER FIVE: OVERVIEW ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RESPONDENTS 125 CHAPTER SIX: PERCEPTION OF POVERTY BY THE RURAL POOR.. 129 CHAPTER SEVEN: CAUSES OF RURAL POVERTY.. 155 CHAPTER EIGHT: EFFECTS OF RURAL POVERTY.. 171 CHAPTER NINE: COPING STRATEGIES. 195 CHAPTER TEN: CONTRIBUTION TO KNOWLEDGE.. 227 CHAPTER ELEVEN: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS. 267 REFERENCES 276