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On why agriculture declines with economic growth

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When economic growth is characterised by a slow rise in the demand for food and rapid growth in farm relative to non-farm productivity, it is understandable that agriculture in a closed economy declines in relative terms as that economy develops. But why should agriculture decline in virtually all open growing economies as well, including those able to retain a comparative advantage in agricultural products? A key part of the answer is that the demand for non-tradable goods . tends to be inc.o me elastic, so resources are diverted to their production even m open economies.
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  • Anderson, Kym, 1987. "On why agriculture declines with economic growth," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 1(3), pages 195-207, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:agecon:v:1:y:1987:i:3:p:195-207
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