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Does nonagricultural labor relax farmers’ credit constraints? Evidence from longitudinal data for Vietnam

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  • Marco Stampini
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We examine the relationship between participation in nonagricultural labor activities and farming production decisions, focusing on the use of inputs. Using longitudinal data for Vietnam from 1993 to 1998, we find that households engaged in nonagricultural labor spend significantly more on seeds, services, hired labor, and livestock inputs. This is consistent with the hypothesis that nonagricultural labor income relaxes credit constraints to farming.

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  • Marco Stampini & Benjamin Davis, 2009. "Does nonagricultural labor relax farmers’ credit constraints? Evidence from longitudinal data for Vietnam," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 40(2), pages 177-188, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:agecon:v:40:y:2009:i:2:p:177-188
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-0862.2009.00368.x
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