Nexus Between Education and Livelihoods: A Study of Tamang Community in Kathmandu

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  • Ramesh Kumar Lama Patan Multiple Campus, TU, Patandhoka, Lalitpur, Nepal

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https://doi.org/10.3126/cognition.v2i1.55587

Keywords:

Education, Livelihoods, Sustainability, Human Capital

Abstract

This study attempts to explore the relationship between education and livelihood of Tamang people residing Ward number 2 of Gokarneshwor Municipality, Kathmandu District. 36 head of households have been selected by simple random sampling techniques and 4 by purposive. The quantitative and qualitative both data have been collected using structured questionnaires, interview and observation tools. It was found that literacy rate of head of households was below the national literacy rate and literacy of all members of the family was above it. The access to natural capital was in diminishing trend. The livelihoods of Tamang people were still in traditional pattern. The average income of the households was close to the national per capita income with no saving and Gini coefficient of income distribution was 0.269. There was positive relationship of education attainment with income and livelihoods of people. The sustainability of livelihoods of people has been found unsecured.

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Author Biography

Ramesh Kumar Lama, Patan Multiple Campus, TU, Patandhoka, Lalitpur, Nepal

Asst. Professor of Rural Development

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Published

2019-10-30

How to Cite

Lama, R. K. (2019). Nexus Between Education and Livelihoods: A Study of Tamang Community in Kathmandu. Cognition, 2(1), 99–109. https://doi.org/10.3126/cognition.v2i1.55587

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