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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1978)

Document title

Rural inequality and Government policy: a case study of the River Basin of the Bou in Northern Ivory Coast

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HINDERINK J. ; TEMPELMAN G. J. ;

Abstract

This study deals with agricultural changes and consequent effects on the social organization of the Senoufo in the river basin of the Bou (Northern Ivory Coast). The introduction of cash crops and the development of a money economy since the colonial time have reinforced the position of the elders and increased socio-economic inequality. However, the young are no longer prepared to suffer gerontocracy and escape from it through out-migration. The decline of the traditional power groups may be brought about by a change in the agricultural development policy. But as a result of the "scheme approach" (centred on newly developed areas) new types of rural inequality may arise no longer based on the age and kinship system that may cause serious socio-economic tension in the area in the years to come. (AGD).

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Bulletin de la Société bulgare de géographie

Editor :

Millesime : 1978, vol. 69, no1-2 [pp. 58-67]

Language

Anglais

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