Local sustainability and gender ratio: evaluating the impacts of mining and tourism on sustainable development in Yunnan, China

Huang, Ganlin and Ali, Saleem H. (2015) Local sustainability and gender ratio: evaluating the impacts of mining and tourism on sustainable development in Yunnan, China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12 1: 927-939. doi:10.3390/ijerph120100927


Author Huang, Ganlin
Ali, Saleem H.
Title Local sustainability and gender ratio: evaluating the impacts of mining and tourism on sustainable development in Yunnan, China
Journal name International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1660-4601
Publication date 2015-01-19
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3390/ijerph120100927
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 12
Issue 1
Start page 927
End page 939
Total pages 13
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher M D P I AG
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract This study employed rapid evaluation methods to investigate how the leading industries of mining and tourism impact sustainability as manifest through social, economic and environmental dimensions in Yunnan, China. Within the social context, we also consider the differentiated impact on gender ratio—which is a salient feature of sustained development trajectories. Our results indicate that mining areas performed better than tourism areas in economic aspects but fell behind in social development, especially regarding the issue of gender balance. Conclusions on environmental status cannot be drawn due to a lack of data. The results from the environmental indicators are mixed. Our study demonstrates that rapid evaluation using currently available data can provide a means of greater understanding regarding local sustainability and highlights areas that need attention from policy makers, agencies and academia.
Keyword Mining
Yunnan
China
Gender
Tourism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Publications
Official 2016 Collection
 
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Created: Mon, 19 Jan 2015, 21:43:31 EST by Saleem Ali on behalf of School of Political Science & Internat'l Studies