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Changing livelihood Pattern and Climate Induced Vulnerability in Rural Bangladesh as an effect of Globalization

Authors: Faisal Islam*, University of Tennessee
Topics: Regional Geography, Anthropocene, Coupled Human and Natural Systems
Keywords: Climate Change, Livelihood, Bangladesh, income, poverty, agriculture, LQ Method, salinity
Session Type: Paper
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Bangladesh is well known for its vulnerability to both rapid onset and slow onset climatic disasters. This vulnerability is further aggravated based on people’s livelihood, socio economic condition, gender, race and class differences. The paper examines the changing livelihood pattern of rural household economy in Bangladesh over the past 30 years. It analyzes the drivers of changes in income distribution and poverty and resulting differences across different regions. It further constructs the effects of this changes with increasing global demand for shrimp and crab aquaculture in climate vulnerable regions of the country.

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