Livelihood Pathways of Indigenous People in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Exploring Land-Use Change

  • Huỳnh Anh Chi Thái

Part of the Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research book series (AAHER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Huỳnh Anh Chi Thái
    Pages 69-101
  3. Huỳnh Anh Chi Thái
    Pages 137-147
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 149-157

About this book


This study focuses on impacts of the environmental and socio-economic transformation on the indigenous people's livelihoods in Vietnam's Central Highlands recent decades since the country's reunification in 1975.

The first empirical section sheds light on multiple external conditions (policy reforms, population trends, and market forces) exposed onto local people. The role of human and social capital is examined again in a specific livelihood of community-based tourism to testify the resilience level of local people when coping with constraints. The study concludes with an outlook on implications of development processed which still places agriculture at the primary position livelihood, and pays attention to human capital and social capital of indigenous groups in these highlands.


Vulnerability of indigenous people Land-use change Environmental and socio-economic transformation Community-Based Tourism (CBT) Communities in Central Highlands of Vietnam Resilience of indigenous people

Authors and affiliations

  • Huỳnh Anh Chi Thái
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Geography, Institute of GeographyHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71170-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71171-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-7180
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-7199
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