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Market integration and its relation to income distribution and inequality among fishers and traders: The case of two small-scale Kenyan reef fisheries

Wamukota, Andrew, Brewer, Tom D. and Crona, Beatrice (2014). Market integration and its relation to income distribution and inequality among fishers and traders: The case of two small-scale Kenyan reef fisheries. Marine Policy,48:93-101.

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Title Market integration and its relation to income distribution and inequality among fishers and traders: The case of two small-scale Kenyan reef fisheries
Author Wamukota, Andrew
Brewer, Tom D.
Crona, Beatrice
Journal Name Marine Policy
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 48
ISSN 0308-597X   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84897416865
Start Page 93
End Page 101
Total Pages 9
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract This study, carried out in five fishing communities along the Kenyan coast, examined fisheries-derived income of fishers and traders in two different invertebrate fisheries (octopus and sea cucumber) and tested if differences in global market integration of these two products could explain differences in income inequalities among actors involved in the two fisheries. The structure of the value chains was mapped, differences in income between fishers and traders tested, and income inequalities among actors in each fishery examined. Although the octopus fishery included a greater diversity of actors and thereby provides income to a larger group of people, income inequality in this fishery was higher among fishers and traders than in the sea cucumber fishery. Thus, the often cited relationship between increasing market integration and income inequality may require a re-evaluation and a more nuanced treatment.
Keywords Market integration
Income inequality
Value chain
Octopus
Sea cucumber
Artisanal fishery
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2014.03.013   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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