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Can Non-Agricultural Employment Reduce Rural Poverty? Evidence from Mexico

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  • Caridad Araujo
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    This paper explores the role of the local context on the effectiveness of policy interventions in reducing poverty through non-agricultural rural employment (NARE). NARE is negatively associated to poverty in Mexico. Manufacturing employment is more pover

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    Article provided by Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. in its journal Cuadernos de Economía-Latin American Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 41 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 124 ()
    Pages: 383-399

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    Handle: RePEc:ioe:cuadec:v:41:y:2004:i:124:p:383-399

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    Keywords: Rural employment; poverty; off-farm; Mexico;

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    1. Datt, Gaurav & Ravallion, Martin, 1996. "Why have some Indian states done better than others at reducing rural poverty?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1594, The World Bank.
    2. Ravallion, Martin & Datt, Gaurav, 2002. "Why has economic growth been more pro-poor in some states of India than others?," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(2), pages 381-400, August.
    3. Lanjouw, Peter & Shariff, Abusaleh, 2002. "Rural non farm employment in India : Access, income and poverty impact," Working Papers 81, National Council of Applied Economic Research.
    4. Reardon, Thomas & Berdegue, Julio & Escobar, German, 2001. "Rural Nonfarm Employment and Incomes in Latin America: Overview and Policy Implications," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 395-409, March.
    5. Araujo, Caridad & de Janvry, Alain & Sadoulet, Elisabeth, 2004. "Peer Effects in Employment: Results from Mexico's Poor Rural Communities," Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series qt977093fg, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.
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    1. Marcelo Bergolo & Fedora Carbajal, 2010. "Exploring the Urban-Rural Labor Income Gap in Uruguay: A Quantile Regression Decomposition," Revista de Analisis Economico – Economic Analysis Review, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines, vol. 25(2), pages 133-168, Diciembre.

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