C07 - Determinants of land-use change and welfare impacts among rural farm and non-farm households

The goal of this project is to better understand the socioeconomic drivers and dynamics of land-use changes in Indonesia and their long-term effects on human welfare and sustainability. We use and further extend the panel surveys of farm and labour households. One hypothesis to be tested is that adoption and replanting of oil palm contribute to farm size concentration and rising inequality over time. We also examine effects on income stability, human capital formation, off-farm employment, and gender roles in Jambi and at higher scales, complementing the surveys with other data sources. Relationships between landscape composition and socioeconomic development will also be analysed. Extended Summary

Trennblatt C07 a
Research interview with rubber and oil palm farmers

Trennblatt C07 b