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Population, Pasture Pressure, and School Education: Case Studies from Nag chu, TAR, PRC
Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies
Format: Website
Publication Date: 200812/2008
Publisher: Tibetan and Himalayan Library
Sources ID: 128410
Visibility: Public (group default)
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Creator's Description: Academics and policymakers alike are paying increasing attention to the interactions between Tibetan highland pasture and Tibetan nomad communities. An ongoing debate focuses upon the reasons for pasture degradation and overgrazing. Human population is a significant factor in pasture pressure and solutions may be found in this area. Fredrik Barth's research concerning the dynamics of pasture pressure, economic choice, and demography in South Persia's pasture society will be applied in this paper. This research note suggests that population outflow may partially alleviate pasture pressure. Population outflow is driven by individual economic choices but, as will be shown, education in the Nag chu District lies behind these choices. (2008-12-31)