HUMAN CAPITAL OF CHAR PEOPLE’S LIVELIHOODS IN BANGLADESH
Keywords:Livelihood, Education, Health Services, Gender and Patriarchy
Sustainable livelihoods are achieved through access to a range of livelihood capitals which are combined in the pursuit of different livelihood strategies. Human capital represents the skills, knowledge, education, ability to labor and good health that together enable people to pursue their livelihood strategies. It is, therefore, necessary, though not on its own sufficient, for the achievement of positive livelihood outcomes. The study examines the sustainability of human assets of the livelihoods of char people and explores the influence of land and river and the impact of climate change on their natural assets. The study found that the livelihood pattern of the people of char is insecure, vulnerable and unsustainable. They are deprived of education-both modern and traditional and health services or medical facilities. There is a strong relationship in education, gender, and patriarchy. It is recommended that, there is a strong need for institutional support to assist them in developing their human capital.
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