A Generation Later: Household Strategies and Economic Change by James F. Eder

By James F. Eder

For many of the twentieth century, migrant settlers from the Philippines have verified homesteads and new methods of existence on Palawan Island, a one-time wooded area wasteland. at the island's coastal plains and within the hilly inside, settlers have created dynamic and filthy rich groups in accordance with in the neighborhood variable mixtures of agricultural and non-agricultural lifeways. This quantity offers an research of socioeconomic swap in a single Palawan settler neighborhood based in the course of the Nineteen Forties. in keeping with distinctive info on the degrees of neighborhood, family and person spanning a 25-year interval (1970-1995), the chapters focus on 3 easy issues: the improvement of a post-frontier village economic system; loved ones concepts for survival and prosperity; and person targets as they relate to principles approximately social status and private worthy. those topics are attached into an built-in research of switch in the neighborhood throughout time and set in the context of wider adjustments in society.

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In 1962, the two countries were broadly similar on many socioeconomic indices, including per capita income. But by 1986, per capita income in the Philippines was only one-seventh of Taiwan’s (Boyce 1993:1–4), and the international reputations of the two countries had diverged apace: Taiwan was a new Asian Tiger, while the Philippines was widely regarded as an economic laggard. Developing Community, Developing Region 19 In another local version of the nation’s economic woes, the rich have become richer while the poor have remained the same—or have become poorer.

More than half of the total cultivated land was planted in such permanent crops as cashew, coconut, cacao, coffee, and other tree crops. The remainder was planted in annual crops such as rice, corn, and vegetables. Rice is by far the most important single crop. 43 hectares (Vigonte 1991), although the average San Jose farmer last enjoyed a farm of this size in the early 1970s. Other major crops include coconut and corn. Coconuts and coconut products are the province’s most important export products, most of which are shipped to Manila or Cebu to be processed into coconut oil.

No. 5821; taken from Puerto Princesa and Taytay. A. No. 1020. 11 Part of Dumaran in 1918, 1939, and 1948, but includes Dumaran in 1903 and 1960. 12 Created municipality June 17, 1950, under Executive Order No. 560; barrio of Coron in 1948. A. No. 3418; taken from Araceli, Roxas, and Taytay; part of Araceli in 1903 and 1960. A. No. 1596. A. No. 3426; taken from Cuyo. 17 Includes undistributed non-Christian population of 6844 and 151 persons not credited to any municipality. 18 Settlement in 1918; includes non-Christian population of 277.

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