The rural non-agricultural economy in transition countries: Enterprise level findings from Armenia
AbstractIn this paper the findings of a survey conducted in June 2001 in Armenia are summarised. The aim was to gain insight into the nature of the rural non-farm economy (RNFE) in the country. For that purpose, 21 rural communities in 3 regions (called marzes in Armenian) were non-randomly selected. These regions were Ararat, Gegharkunik and Syunik . Since a prime motivation of the research is to study the potential of the NFRE to alleviate rural poverty, selection criteria included poverty levels and the level of development of the RNFE.
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Enterprise development; rural-non-farm economy; poverty; transition economies;
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- NEP-AGR-2005-10-29 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2005-10-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-CIS-2005-10-29 (Confederation of Independent States)
- NEP-CWA-2005-10-29 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-TRA-2005-10-29 (Transition Economics)
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