Challenging Perceptions about Men, Women, and Forest Product Use: A Global Comparative Study

Terry Sunderland, Ramadhani Achdiawan, Arild Angelsen, Ronnie Babigumira, Amy Ickowitz, Fiona Paumgarten, Victoria Reyes-García, Gerald Shively

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Abstract

© 2014 The Authors. This study uses a multi-case dataset to question current assumptions about the gender differentiation of forest product use. We test some of the commonly held ideas on how men and women access, manage, and use different forest products. Overall, we found significant gender differentiation in the collection of forest products, which seems to support the claim that there are distinctive "male" and "female" roles associated with the collection of forest products. However, we also found that men play a much more important and diverse role in the contribution of forest products to rural livelihoods than previously reported, with strong differences across tropical Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S56-S66
JournalWorld Development
Volume64
Issue numberS1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

Keywords

  • Forest products
  • Gender
  • Global comparison
  • Income
  • Livelihoods

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