I am grateful to Professor Chris Pickvance and the four IJURR referees for their comments on earlier drafts of this article. Any remaining errors are the responsibility of the author.
Extending the Resource-Based Approach to Livelihoods: An Urban Application to Turkish Gecekondu Households
Article first published online: 19 FEB 2013
© 2013 Urban Research Publications Limited
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
Volume 37, Issue 2, pages 769–789, March 2013
How to Cite
Eroğlu, Ş. (2013), Extending the Resource-Based Approach to Livelihoods: An Urban Application to Turkish Gecekondu Households. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37: 769–789. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2427.2013.01205.x
- Issue published online: 26 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 19 FEB 2013
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This article critically examines the existing conceptualizations of and explanations for the socioeconomic behaviour of poor households in order to lay the foundations of a new model designed to extend the existing resource-based approach to livelihoods. The proposed model groups ‘household responses to poverty’ into four key types: income generation, income allocation, consumption and investment. In explaining household responses and their poverty outcomes, it focuses on the role of different resources beyond income (e.g. social capital), along with the wider structural forces and household characteristics that influence the availability and benefit delivery capacity of these resources. The new model is shown to provide a theoretically more sophisticated framework with greater explanatory power and empirical applicability.