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5.40 Euros / Hour. Reindeer Herders Salarys in Finland
Written by Philip Burgess   
Friday, 27 June 2008 01:00
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The poor economic status of reindeer herders in Finland is highlighted in a new report compiled by the MTT, RKTL and University of Lapland, edited by Leena Riintamaki: Porotalouden taloudelliset menestystekijat / Economic Success Factors of Reindeer Husbandry.

The language is Finnish, with an abstract in English. This exhaustively researched report outlines how salaries are low and are predicted to decrease due to increased production costs, the poor condition of the winter pastures and a partially inefficient supply chain. Predation is also highlighted by herders as a limit to livelihood growth. The continued intergenerational transfer of the livelihood is deemed to be threatened with the current status quo.

Report available here (pdf)

Economy, Finland
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