Employment dynamics in the rural nonfarm sector in Ethiopia Do the poor have time on their side?
AbstractWe study rural employment transitions in Ethiopia between farming and both low- and high-return nonfarm employment. We find that initial asset holdings and access to saving and credit are important factors for transition into high-return rural nonfarm employment and that households’ participation in high-return rural nonfarm activities is robust to their experience of health shocks. However, shocks that affect their wealth or liquidity may trigger descents into low-return nonfarm employment. On the other hand, shocks that reduce agricultural income motivate transitions into high-return rural nonfarm employment.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 35756.
Date of creation: 2010
Date of revision: 2011
rural nonfarm; income diversification; employment transitions; Ethiopia; shocks;
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- Sosina Bezu & Christopher Barrett, 2012. "Employment Dynamics in the Rural Nonfarm Sector in Ethiopia: Do the Poor Have Time on Their Side?," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(9), pages 1223-1240, September.
- D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
- J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
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