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Wages and employment in non-farm agricultural activities: a livelihood strategy in Nicaragua

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  • Zúniga-González, Carlos Alberto

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This article analyzes the indices for nonfarm agricultural activities, which combine agricultural activities with both employment and wages. They were made with panel data of the Living Measurement Standard Survey (1993, 1998, 2001 and 2005) and they were processed with econometric model as a parametric technique (Binary dependent variable model). The trend indices explain the varied combination of nonfarm and farming agricultural activities. In summary, when the economic public policy makers promote preventative measures in the labour market, we see that indices for nonfarm agricultural activities grow. In fact, small farmers use first, second and third nonfarm employment as livelihood strategies for clashing the public policy restrictive.

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  • Zúniga-González, Carlos Alberto, 2008. "Wages and employment in non-farm agricultural activities: a livelihood strategy in Nicaragua," 111th Seminar, June 26-27, 2009, Canterbury, UK 53076, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
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    1. Sarris, Alexander H & Doucha, Tomas & Mathijs, Erik, 1999. "Agricultural Restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe: Implications for Competitiveness and Rural Development," European Review of Agricultural Economics, Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 26(3), pages 305-329, August.
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    Community/Rural/Urban Development; Labor and Human Capital; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods;

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    • J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration
    • M11 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Production Management

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