Mining-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: An analytical Review

  • Robson Mandishekwa
  • Enard Mutenheri
Keywords: Mining, Economic Consequences, Development, Life Satisfaction, Economic Activities

Abstract

Generally, mining-induced displacement has been less considered in research on development-induced displacement. Specifically, economists have relegated displacement studies to other disciplines despite displacement’s economic relevance. This paper seeks to outline development-induced displacements and their linkages with economic activities and life satisfaction among the displaced in post-displacement location. To attain this, an integrated literature review was done. Findings indicate scarcity of literature on economic consequences of mining-induced displacement and its linkage with economic activities and life satisfaction. A theoretical proposition for these linkages is made. The study also reveals that mining-induced displacement is equally important in displacement studies. The study recommends that economists must put more effort in mining-induced resettlement studies given that it has the potential to resettle more people.

Keywords: Mining, Economic Consequences, Development, Life Satisfaction, Economic Activities
JEL codes: Q34, R23, Z13

Published
2020-05-08
Section
Articles

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