Rural Labour Markets and Migration in South Asia: Evidence from India and Bangladesh Deshingkar, Priya Farrington, John 2012-06-26T15:41:25Z 2012-06-26T15:41:25Z 2006
dc.description.abstract The question of how rural labour markets and migration can be made to work better for poverty reduction is the focus of the paper. Using select case and longitudinal studies from five parts of India and Bangladesh, the key processes that shape rural labour markets and how these have evolved over time with the changing macro-economic, policy, agro-ecological and infrastructural context are discussed. The authors find that, while agricultural wages have remained relatively low, a few rural labouring households have been able to break out of poverty through household diversification strategies that use a combination of two or more of the following: accessing regular work (not necessarily well-paid) inside or outside the village; leasing in land or being given a land by a patron for cultivating; and starting up a small business. The evidence highlights the complexity of household labour allocation strategies and why analyses based on national statistics alone are not able to capture them. 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 2008
dc.title Rural Labour Markets and Migration in South Asia: Evidence from India and Bangladesh en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Fragility, Conflict, and Violence
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Agriculture
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.globalpractice Governance
okr.globalpractice Health, Nutrition, and Population
okr.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative South Asia
okr.topic Agriculture
okr.topic Conflict and Development
okr.topic Governance
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population
okr.topic Labor
okr.topic Poverty Reduction
okr.topic Rural Development
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