Book

Making a living in the Marbial Valley, Haiti

UNESCO (10) • Published In 1951 • Pages: 220

By: Métraux, Alfred, Berrouet, Edouard, Comhaire-Sylvain, Suzanne, Comhaire-Sylvain, Jean.

Abstract
This document deals with the economic life of Haitian peasants in Marbial province as of the 1951. It shows that Haitian economy depends almost entirely upon the hard toil of rural people. When this report was compiled, rural communities lacked adequate communications, health services, agricultural organization and schools. The author observed a general pattern of rise in the cost of living and declining health conditions which led to the flight of starving and landless peasants to towns. Uprooted and unable to draw a living from the land, the author argued, these unfortunates would swell the urban proletariat and would probably become a formidable social danger.
Subjects
Settlement patterns
Community structure
Tillage
Special crops
Real property
Production and supply
Price and value
Disasters
Poverty
Standard of living
Classes
Vegetable production
Arboriculture
Domesticated animals
Retail marketing
Buying and selling
Congregations
Childbirth
Mortality
Diet
Labor supply and employment
culture
Haitians
HRAF PubDate
2012
Region
Middle America and the Caribbean
Sub Region
Caribbean
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Anthropologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Teferi Abate Adem; 2011
Coverage Date
1806-1951
Coverage Place
Marbial, southern Haiti
Notes
report prepared by Alfred Métraux in collaboration with E. Berrouet and Dr. and Mrs. Jean Comhaire-Sylvain
LCCN
52003311
LCSH
Marbial Valley (Haiti)--Social conditions