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Development strategies and the rural poor

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Argues that strategies encouraging surplus extraction from agriculture, combined with stalled industrialisation constitute the root causes of persistent rural poverty. Suggests that an agriculture-first strategy is necessary not only for rural poverty alleviation, but also for successful industrialisation.

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  • Saith A., 1989. "Development strategies and the rural poor," ILO Working Papers 992657293402676, International Labour Organization.
  • Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:992657293402676
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    1. Cramton, Peter C & Tracy, Joseph S, 1994. "Wage Bargaining with Time-Varying Threats," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 12(4), pages 594-617, October.
    2. Harrison, Alan & Stewart, Mark, 1994. "Is Strike Behavior Cyclical?," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 12(4), pages 524-553, October.
    3. Cramton, Peter C & Tracy, Joseph S, 1994. "The Determinants of U.S. Labor Disputes," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 12(2), pages 180-209, April.

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