Table of contents for Poverty and environment : understanding linkages at the household level.

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1.	Understanding Poverty-Environment Linkages at the Household Level	5
Poverty and environmental change at the macro scale	6
Environmental management and pathways to household welfare	8
Scope of the report	11
2.	Local Natural Resources, Poverty, and Degradation¿Examining Empirical Regularities	13
Environmental income matters to the poor	13
Commons as a source of insurance	16
Growth unlikely to stem local resource use	19
Low welfare impacts of degradation	23
Poverty¿s role in environmental change	25
Environmental contributions to poverty reduction¿Some conclusions	26
3.	Health Outcomes and Environmental Pathogens	29
Theoretical linkages between health outcomes and environmental conditions	30
Key evidence on linkages between health outcomes and environmental conditions	36
How robust are these empirical findings?	44
Conclusions and some tentative policy implications	46
4.	Household Welfare and Policy Reforms	48
Selected policy reforms	50
The Right Data	62
Conclusion	63
5.	Poverty and Environment¿Directions for Change	65
References	70
Boxes
Box 21 The role of natural resources in providing insurance before and after Hurricane Mitch	18
Box 22 Poverty and Environment in Cambodia	21
Box 31 The importance of health information	39
Box 32 Piped water and diarrhea incidence in rural India	40
Box 33 External benefits are subject to diminishing returns	42
Box 41 Impact evaluation methodology	50
Box 42 Participation	53
Box 43 Welfare distribution: poor versus non-poor	55
Figures
Figure 2-1 Households engaged in natural-resource-dependent activities by consumption quintiles in rural areas (2004)	21
Figure 2-2 Biomass availability in Malawi	23
Figure 2-3 Change in welfare for rural poor in Malawi	24
Figure 3-1 Determination of child health from a lifecycle perspective	32
Tables
Table 1-1 Selected macro indicators linking poverty, natural resources, and	6
Table 2-1 Percent of environmental income relative to total income	16
Table 2-2 Mean comparisons of the same households in 1998 (before Hurricane Mitch) and 2001	18
Table 2-3 Commune opinion poll responses from Cambodia on natural resource decline	21

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Poverty -- Environmental aspects -- Developing countries.
Households -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Infrastructure (Economics) -- Developing countries.
Natural resources -- Developing countries.
Environmental health -- Developing countries.