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Income Distribution and Community-based Tourism: Three Case Studies in Thailand, Journal of GMS Development Studies, Vol. 3, pp. 69-81

dc.contributor.authorAkarapong Untong
dc.contributor.authorSasipen Phuangsaichai
dc.contributor.authorNatthida Taweelertkunthon
dc.contributor.authorJakkree Tejawaree
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the impact of CBT on income distribution in three Thai villages, using the Gini Coefficient and the Shorrocks Index. The results indicate that tourism tended to increase income inequality because income was concentrated in tourism committee members and village chiefs. In the third village, most income was from individual households that sold souvenirs and was distributed more equally than that from other nonagricultural activities. The two measures of income distribution used do not account for subsequent distribution of tourism income within the villages. If this secondary distribution were included, the inequality would be less. The results indicate that community-based tourism revenue can be important for communities and recommendations on ways to increase such revenue are made.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titleIncome Distribution and Community-based Tourism: Three Case Studies in Thailand, Journal of GMS Development Studies, Vol. 3, pp. 69-81
dc.subject.adbTourism development
dc.subject.adbEconomic development
dc.subject.adbFinancial Development
dc.title.seriesJournal of Greater Mekong Subregion Development Studies
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeSmall Medium Business
oar.authorUntong, Akarapong
oar.authorPhuangsaichai, Sasipen
oar.authorTaweelertkunthon, Natthida
oar.authorTejawaree, Jakkree

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    This journal is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed publication that seeks to promote better understanding of a broad range of development issues in the Greater Mekong Subregion. One volume is published each year by the Asian Development Bank under the framework of the Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management, a region-wide capacity building program that supports knowledge products and services.

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