Sustainability and Resourcefulness: Support Networks during Periods of Stress

M. Dekker

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This paper argues that resettlement affects the way households cope with crisis situations. Information on Zimbabwean households shows that households in resettlement areas are more likely to develop individual strategies, while households in communal areas are more likely to receive assistance from someone in their support network. Quantitative analysis shows these differences can partly be attributed to differences in wealth and kin relationships within villages, while qualitative data suggest there is also a difference in the attitude of resettlement farmers, and attitudes toward resettlement farmers, that might make it more difficult for them access assistance when it is needed. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1735-1751
JournalWorld Development
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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