Dimensions of social and political capital in interventions to improve household wellbeing: Implications for coffee-growing areas in southern Colombia
Suárez, Adriana E.
Ortíz-Morea, Fausto Andres
Suárez, Juan Carlos
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This paper studies the influence of community capitals on well-being through a Community Capital Index (CCI) within coffee-growing families in southern Colombia. Our results show different farm typologies, with different levels of capital endowment translated into wellbeing that, in our case, were represented in the CCI. Specifically, social and political capitals positively affect coffee-growing families’ decisions in terms of life strategies. The results of this study increase our understanding of welfare enhancement and its relationship with capital endowment according to the type of coffee producer, having implications for the planning of more effective programs towards the improvement of quality of life.
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PLoS ONE, 16(1)