Moving off the Farm : Land Institutions to Facilitate Structural Transformation and Agricultural Productivity Growth in China

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Deininger, Klaus
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Jin, Songqing
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Xia, Fang
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2012-03-19T17:28:48Z
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2012-03-19T17:28:48Z
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2012-01-01
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2021-04-23T14:02:08Z
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Agriculture has made major contributions to China's economic growth and poverty reduction, but the literature has rarely focused on the institutional factors that might underpin such structural transformation and productivity. This paper aims to fill that gap. Drawing on an 8-year panel of 1,200 households in six key provinces, it explores the impact of government land reallocations and formal land-use certificates on agricultural productivity growth, as well as the likelihood of households to exit from agriculture or send family members to the non-farm sector. It finds that land tenure insecurity, measured by the history of past land reallocations, discourages households from quitting agriculture. The recognition of land rights through formal certificates encourages the temporary migration of rural labor. Both factors have a large impact on productivity (at about 30 percent each), mainly by encouraging market-based land transfers. A sustained increase in non-agricultural opportunities will likely reinforce the importance of secure land tenure, which is a precondition for successful structural transformation and continued economic attractiveness of rural areas.
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000158349_20120117113226
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/3234
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English
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Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 5949
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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AGRARIAN REFORM
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AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
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AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
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AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY
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AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT
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AGRICULTURAL GROWTH
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AGRICULTURAL LAND
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AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH
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AGRICULTURAL SECTOR
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AGRICULTURAL WAGE
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AGRICULTURE
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ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY
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ASSETS
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ATTRITION
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COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE
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COMPARATIVE ECONOMICS
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CROP PRODUCTION
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CROPS
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CROWDING OUT
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DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
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DEVELOPMENT POLICY
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DURABLE GOODS
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ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS
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ECONOMETRICS
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ECONOMIC BOOM
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES
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ECONOMIC OUTCOMES
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EFFICIENT OUTCOMES
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EMPLOYMENT
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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EQUIPMENT
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EXOGENOUS VARIABLES
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EXPECTED RETURNS
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FACTOR MARKETS
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FACTORS OF PRODUCTION
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FAMILY LABOR
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FAMINE
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FARM ACTIVITIES
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FARM ACTIVITY
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FARM EMPLOYMENT
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FARM HOUSEHOLDS
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FARM SECTOR
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FARM SIZE
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FARM WORK
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FARMERS
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FARMLAND
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FARMS
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FINANCIAL CRISIS
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FOOD AVAILABILITY
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FOOD POLICY
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FOREIGN INVESTMENT
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FUTURE RESEARCH
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GROSS VALUE
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GROWTH RATES
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HOUSEHOLD DEMOGRAPHICS
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HOUSEHOLD SIZE
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
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HOUSEHOLD WELFARE
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HOUSING
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HUMAN CAPITAL
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INCOME
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INCOME GROWTH
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INCOME INEQUALITY
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INCOME LEVELS
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INCOMES
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INEQUALITY
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INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
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INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT
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LABOR ALLOCATION
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LABOR DEMAND
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LABOR FORCE
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LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION
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LABOR LAWS
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LABOR MARKET
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LABOR MARKETS
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LABOR MIGRATION
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LABOR MOBILITY
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LABOR MOVEMENTS
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LABOR SHORTAGE
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LABOR SHORTAGES
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LABOR SUPPLY
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LABOR TRANSFERS
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LABOR-LAND
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LABOUR
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LABOUR MARKETS
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LABOUR MOBILITY
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LAND MANAGEMENT
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LAND OWNERSHIP
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LAND REDISTRIBUTION
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LAND REFORM
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LAND RIGHTS
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LAND SETTLEMENT
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LAND TENURE INSECURITY
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LAND USE
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LEVEL OF LAND
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LEVELS OF LAND
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LIQUIDITY
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MARKET IMPERFECTIONS
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MIGRANT LABOR
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OCCUPATIONS
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OUTPUTS
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PER CAPITA INCOME
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POLITICAL ECONOMY
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POOR
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POOR TENANTS
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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PRODUCTION FUNCTION
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PRODUCTIVITY
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PRODUCTIVITY CHANGE
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PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH
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PROPERTY RIGHTS
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RURAL
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RURAL AREAS
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RURAL DEVELOPMENT
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RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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RURAL ECONOMY
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RURAL GROWTH
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RURAL HOUSEHOLDS
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RURAL INCOMES
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RURAL LABOR
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RURAL MIGRATION
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RURAL POPULATION
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RURAL POPULATIONS
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RURAL POVERTY
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RURAL RESIDENTS
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RURAL SECTOR
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RURAL WELFARE
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SAFETY
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SAFETY NET
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SECURE PROPERTY RIGHTS
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SHARE OF LABOR
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STRUCTURAL CHANGE
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TECHNICAL CHANGE
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TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY
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TOTAL FACTOR PRODUCTIVITY
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TRANSITION ECONOMY
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UNEMPLOYMENT
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VILLAGE LEADERS
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WAGES
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WATER RESOURCES
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WEALTH
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WTO
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Moving off the Farm : Land Institutions to Facilitate Structural Transformation and Agricultural Productivity Growth in China
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Jobs
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2012-01-01
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000158349_20120117113226
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Social Protection and Labor
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Poverty
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-5949
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000158349_20120117113226
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15637010
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WPS5949
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/01/17/000158349_20120117113226/Rendered/PDF/WPS5949.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
East Asia and Pacific
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East Asia and Pacific
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China
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East Asia
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Asia
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Housing finance,General public administration sector,General agriculture, fishing and forestry sector
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Finance,Public Administration, Law, and Justice,Agriculture, fishing, and forestry
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Policies
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Poverty Reduction :: Rural Poverty Reduction
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Development Research Group (DECRG)
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DECRG: Agriculture & Rural Devt. (DECAR)
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