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Poor rural places in Papua New Guinea

Allen, Bryant; Bourke, Mike; Gibson, John


In the late 1960s, Harold Brookfield and Doreen Hart were 'startled' by the order of magnitude differences in incomes from village cash cropping in different parts of Papua New Guinea (PNG). This paper traces these differences, back into a pre-colonial past and forward to the present and concludes, as Brookfield did in the 1960s, that severe environmental constraints, rather than market forces, are the primary cause of the pattern of spatial inequalities observable in PNG. Brookfield noted the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Viewpoint
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8373.2005.00274.x


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