Search for dissertations about: "rural typology"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the words rural typology.

  1. 1. Striving against adversity. the dynamics of migration, health and poverty in rural South Africa

    University dissertation from Umeå : Epidemiologi och folkhälsovetenskap

    Author : Mark A Collinson; Peter Byass; Gunnar Malmberg; Kathleen Kahn; Michael White; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; migration; temporary migration; permanent migration; refugee settlement; socioeconomic status; HIV transmission; adult mortality; child mortaality; returning to die; MEDICINE Social medicine Public health medicine research areas Epidemiology; MEDICIN Socialmedicin Folkhälsomedicinska forskningsområden Epidemiologi; Epidemiology; epidemiologi;

    Abstract :  Background: The study is based in post-apartheid South Africa and looks at the health and well being of households in the rural northeast. Temporary migration remains important in South Africa because it functions as a mainstay for income and even survival of rural communities. READ MORE

  2. 2. Caught Between Spaces : Socio-Environmental Vulnerability in Formal and Informal Peri-Urban Bogotá and Soacha, Colombia

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Sandra Valencia; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; peri-urban area; urban-rural interface; socio-environmental change; wellbeing; vulnerability; Colombia; Bogotá; Soacha; informality; formalization; political ecology; stadsnära; periurbana områden; periurbanisering; Colombia; formalisering; informell bosättning;

    Abstract : The world is rapidly urbanizing. To contribute to the understanding of the socio-environmental changes brought about by urban sprawl and densification, this thesis examines wellbeing and vulnerability in low-income peri-urban areas in and around Bogotá, Colombia. READ MORE

  3. 3. Barriers of mistrust : Public and private health care providers in Madhya Pradesh, India

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences

    Author : Ayesha De Costa; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Public private health care; health systems; India; scheduled castes; scheduled tribes; health policy;

    Abstract : Background: In India, the foundations for a public role in the health sector were set at the time of her independence in 1947. Like other former colonies emerging from the war, India envisioned heavy state involvement in the provision of health services to all. READ MORE

  4. 4. Sense of place and culture in the landscape of home Understanding social-ecological dynamics on the Wild Coast, South Africa

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

    Author : Vanessa Anne Masterson; Maria Tengö; Thomas Elmqvist; Marja Spierenburg; Katrina Brown; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; agricultural abandonment; circular migration; community lands; Eastern Cape; narratives; place attachment; place meaning; photovoice; stewardship; Transkei; win-win conservation; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling; Sustainability Science;

    Abstract : Development for sustainable poverty alleviation requires engagement with the values and cultural frames that enable or constrain communities to steward ecosystems and maintain their capacity to support human well-being. Rooted in a social-ecological systems (SES) perspective, this thesis explores the concept of sense of place to understand how emotional and cultural connections to place mediate human responses to change and influence interventions for development. READ MORE

  5. 5. Development and Resilience Re-thinking poverty and intervention in biocultural landscapes

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

    Author : L. Jamila Haider; Maja Schlüter; Wiebren Boonstra; M. Jahi Chappell; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; biocultural diversity; coevolution; development; interdisciplinary; Pamir Mountains; poverty traps; resilience; social-ecological systems; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling; Sustainability Science;

    Abstract : The practices related to the growing, harvesting, preparation, and celebration of food over millennia have given rise to diverse biocultural landscapes the world over. These landscapes – rich in biological and cultural diversity – are often characterised by persistent poverty, and, as such, are often the target of development interventions. READ MORE