Livelihood strategies and practices

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Livelihood strategies refer to the set of activities and practices that people and households undertake in order to achieve a livelihood, including participation in the labour market, informal economic activities, migration, investment strategies, and reproductive choices. Using a livelihood approach, the group tries to understand daily life of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups (e.g., households in poverty, migrants, refugees) from an active perspective, with a focus on the practices and strategies pursued and the factors behind people’s decisions within a context of constraint. In this sense, it goes beyond studies of social inclusion/exclusion that tend to place emphasis on the context, rather than on the individual access to assets (social relationships, institutions, organizations) and practices within a given context.

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