Toward an economic model of deforestation and social change in amazonia

D. D. Southgate, C. F. Runge

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The existing literature on environmental economics provides few insights into the environmental degradation that occurs as aboriginals come into contact with the outside world. In this article, a model explaining why this interaction results in the demise of indigenous peoples' tenure regimes is presented. Anthropological studies conducted in the Amazon Basin indicate that environmental degradation is a consequence of this demise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-126
Number of pages6
JournalScience of the Total Environment, The
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Nov 1 1986

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