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Rural Labor Markets, Household Composition, and Rainfall in Cote d'Ivoire

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The complete-markets hypothesis can be tested by examining whether the quantity of labor demanded by the farm is influenced by the farm's household composition. There should be no influence if labor markets clear. This assumes, however, that household composition is fixed. This paper suggests that the composition of rural Ivorian households is endogenous by extending Benjamin's approach (Econometrica, 1992) and considering that the household composition is simultaneously determined with the quantity of labor. If separation does not hold, variables such as rainfall that influence the labor demand will be related to the composition of household. Copyright 2000 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Grimard, Franque, 2000. "Rural Labor Markets, Household Composition, and Rainfall in Cote d'Ivoire," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 4(1), pages 70-86, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:rdevec:v:4:y:2000:i:1:p:70-86
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    1. Eric V. Edmonds & Kristin Mammen & Douglas L. Miller, 2005. "Rearranging the Family?: Income Support and Elderly Living Arrangements in a Low-Income Country," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 40(1).
    2. Vakis, Renos & Sadoulet, Elisabeth & de Janvry, Alain & Cafiero, Carlo, 2004. "Testing for Separability in Household Models with Heterogeneous Behavior: A Mixture Model Approach," Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series qt4hs3g5dj, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.
    3. Touhami Abdelkhalek & Fouzia Ejjanoui, 2015. "Tests De Séparabilité dans les Decisioins des Menages Agricoles: Cas du Maroc," Working Papers 955, Economic Research Forum, revised Oct 2015.

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