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Agricultural wages and food prices in Egypt

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  • Datt, Gaurav
  • Olmsted, Jennifer

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The trend in real agricultural wages in Egypt is described well by an inverted U-shaped curve with a peak around 1985. But the rise and fall of real wages masks a complex dynamic process by which nominal wages adjust in response to changes in food prices. We use governorate-level panel data for 1976–1993 to explore the nature of this adjustment process. Our results indicate that nominal wages adjust slowly. There is a significant negative initial impact of rising food prices on real wages, though wages do catch up in the long run.

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series FCND discussion papers with number 53.

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Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:fcnddp:53

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Keywords: Income Egypt ; agricultural economics ;

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  1. Gaurav Datt & Martin Ravallion, 1998. "Farm productivity and rural poverty in India," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(4), pages 62-85.
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Cited by:
  1. Gutner, Tammi, 1999. "The political economy of Food subsidy reform in Egypt," FCND briefs 1, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  2. James Cassing, 2007. "Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Egypt," Working Papers 313, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Economics, revised Jul 2008.
  3. André Croppenstedt, 2006. "Household Income Structure and Determinants in Rural Egypt," Working Papers 06-02, Agricultural and Development Economics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO - ESA).

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