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Diversification and Livelihood Options: A Study of Two Villages in Andhra Pradesh, India, 1975–2001

Working paper

Written by Rachel Slater

Working paper

The diversification of rural livelihoods is the subject of a growing amount of conceptual and policybased research. This paper reports on the findings from a re-survey and longitudinal panel survey carried out in the villages of Aurepalle and Dokur in Mahbubnagar District in Andhra Pradesh, India. This is a particularly valuable data source since these villages have been surveyed at intervals by ICRISAT since 1975 and have enabled an analysis of changing rural livelihoods over time.

Uttam Kumar Deb, G.D. Nageswara Rao, Y. Mohan Rao and Rachel Slater