The Role of Rural Labor Markets in Poverty Reduction : Evidence from Asia and East Africa Otsuka, Keijiro Yamano, Takashi 2012-06-26T15:42:40Z 2012-06-26T15:42:40Z 2008
dc.description.abstract By using long-term panel data sets of rural households in the Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh, and India and cross-sectional data sets in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia, the roles of labor markets in long-term poverty reduction in Asia is compared with the current situation in East Africa. The study finds that the reliance on agricultural labor markets alone will not reduce poverty to a significant extent, in view of the declining share of agricultural wage income in Asia and its negligibly low level in East Africa. An increased non-farm income is a decisive factor in reducing rural poverty, as it has reduced the income gaps between the land-rich and land-poor households, between the educated and uneducated workers, and between less and more favorable agricultural areas. Labor markets are clearly segmented in accordance with the schooling levels, which critically affect occupational choice and non-farm income of rural labor force. 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 The Role of Rural Labor Markets in Poverty Reduction : Evidence from Asia and East Africa 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.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.region.administrative East Asia and Pacific
okr.topic Agriculture
okr.topic Conflict and Development
okr.topic Labor
okr.topic Poverty Reduction
okr.topic Rural Development
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