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FIGURE 6.1 Newly constructed housing for resettled villagers in Xiaowan Township.
It is difficult to predict how the lives of resettled families will change over the long term.
What is clear, however, is that the different outcomes seen in the data—resettled house-
holds in Lancang County receiving monetary sums many times greater than those resettled
earlier—represent much more than the machinations of the market economy. These data
show a clear and deliberate application of state policy to address the widespread poverty,
joblessness, and other social problems associated with dam-inducted displacement. Com-
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