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Measuring Education Levels of Farmers: Evidence from Innovation Adoption in Bangladesh

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  • Masakazu Hojo

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    (Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University)

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Education levels of farmers have been measured in a variety of ways in preceding studies. In order to examine whether or not different measures of education have different effects on the behavior of farmers, I first summarize the measures of education and then perform an empirical analysis. Although education measures examined in this paper have been used in many studies, their effects are shown to differ significantly in my empirical analysis: some variables have positive impacts on farmerfs behavior while others do not. This result suggests we have to pay more attention to selecting measures of education in empirical investigations.

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Paper provided by Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in its series Discussion Papers in Economics and Business with number 04-06.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2004
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Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:04-06

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Keywords: Education; Agriculture; Technology adoption; Bangladesh;

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  1. Basu, Kaushik & Narayan, Ambar & Ravallion, Martin, 2001. "Is literacy shared within households? Theory and evidence for Bangladesh," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 8(6), pages 649-665, December.
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