BEARdocs

"Just add women and stir gently" : gendered impacts of tourism development on household livelihood security and implications for local participation.

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Alexander, Sara E.
dc.contributor.author Whitehouse, Jennie L.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Environmental Studies. en
dc.date.copyright 2006-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5001
dc.description.abstract Local stakeholder participation is critical for the sustainability of Protected Areas in developing countries. Community members have vested interests in conservation efforts, as their household livelihood depends on the natural environment in which they live. Women are key stakeholders in development projects because of their often unrecognized natural resource management roles. Historically, however, women have been left out of stakeholder meetings, policy making, and project implementation. The Government of Belize is focusing on the ecotourism industry as a development strategy to protect natural resources and to increase the household livelihood security of participants. This research serves as a measure to identify economic and social securities in households from both tourism and non-tourism based communities. The quantitative data show that female-headed households are economically more vulnerable than male-headed households, but are overall more secure than dual-headed households. Further investigation reveals differences in security rates among households in tourism and non-tourism communities. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Ecotourism --- Belize. en
dc.subject Sustainable development --- Belize. en
dc.subject Tourism -- Social aspects. en
dc.subject Tourism -- Environmental aspects. en
dc.title "Just add women and stir gently" : gendered impacts of tourism development on household livelihood security and implications for local participation. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.S. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Environmental Studies. en


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search BEARdocs


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Statistics