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The rural non-agricultural economy in transition countries: Enterprise level findings from Armenia

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  • Dirk Bezemer

    (University of Groningen)

  • Junior Davis

    (Natural Resources Institute)

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In this paper the findings of a survey conducted in June 2001 in Armenia are summarised. The aim was to gain insight into the nature of the rural non-farm economy (RNFE) in the country. For that purpose, 21 rural communities in 3 regions (called marzes in Armenian) were non-randomly selected. These regions were Ararat, Gegharkunik and Syunik . Since a prime motivation of the research is to study the potential of the NFRE to alleviate rural poverty, selection criteria included poverty levels and the level of development of the RNFE.

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  • Dirk Bezemer & Junior Davis, 2005. "The rural non-agricultural economy in transition countries: Enterprise level findings from Armenia," Development and Comp Systems 0510020, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpdc:0510020
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    1. Ranjan, Sharad, 2006. "Occupational Diversification And Access To Rural Employment: Revisiting The Non Farm Employment Debate," MPRA Paper 7870, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Enterprise development; rural-non-farm economy; poverty; transition economies;

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    • O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
    • P - Economic Systems

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