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Rural Nonfarm Employment and Incomes in the Himalayas

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  • Maja Micevska

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This paper analyzes the determinants of participation in nonfarm activities and of nonfarm incomes across rural households. A unique data set collected in the Himalayan region of India allows us to deal with the heterogeneity of rural nonfarm activities by using aggregations into categories that are useful both analytically and for policy purposes. [WP no. 205].

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Keywords: rural households; productivity; wage employment; data set; India; Himalayas; Nonfarm employment; Rural households; Incomes; Education; India;

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  1. Stephan Klasen & Jan Priebe & Robert Rudolf, 2010. "Cash Crop Choice and Income Dynamics in Rural Areas: Evidence for Post-Crisis Indonesia," Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers, Courant Research Centre PEG 33, Courant Research Centre PEG.
  2. C. Duvivier & S. Li & M.-F. Renard, 2013. "Are workers close to cities paid higher nonagricultural wages in rural China?," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(30), pages 4308-4322, October.
  3. Dil Bahadur Rahut & Maja Micevska Scharf, 2012. "Livelihood diversification strategies in the Himalayas," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 56(4), pages 558-582, October.

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