Gender and Rural Non-Farm Entrepreneurship Costa, Rita Rijkers, Bob 2012-06-26T15:38:29Z 2012-06-26T15:38:29Z 2012
dc.description.abstract Using novel matched household-enterprise-community datasets from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, this paper analyses gender differences in rural non-farm entrepreneurship. Women have lower rates of non-farm entrepreneurship, except in Ethiopia. Female-headed households which run a non-farm firm derive a larger share of their income from it, even though female firms are smaller and less productive. Differences in output per worker are overwhelmingly accounted for by sorting by sector and size, as well as differences in factor intensity They are not due to, increasing returns to scale, differences in human capital or local investment climate characteristics. By contrast, gender differences in investment and growth rates are small. en
dc.language English
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject World Development Report 2012
dc.title Gender and Rural Non-Farm Entrepreneurship en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Gender
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Trade and Competitiveness
okr.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.region.administrative East Asia and Pacific
okr.region.administrative South Asia
okr.topic Gender
okr.topic Industry
okr.topic Rural Development
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