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Type Conference Paper - German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA) 55th Annual Conference
Title The Quality Of Rural Employment And Agricultural Production Efficiency - Empirical Evidence From Sub-Saharan Africa
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
City Giessen
Country/State Germany
URL https://ideas.repec.org/p/ags/gewi15/209206.html
Abstract
This paper systematically investigates the role of the quality of rural employment on agricultural production efficiency in developing countries, taking Ethiopia and Tanzania as cases. We use data of the Living Standards Measurement Study-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) collected in 2011. In the analysis, an output-oriented distance function approach that accounts for different technological, demographic, socio-economic, institutional and quality of rural employment indicators is applied. The findings of the analysis support the idea that the quality of rural employment could be seen as an effective element of rural development policies and strategies in sub-Saharan Africa. Better integration of quality rural employment aspects (creation of jobs, improving quality of jobs, promoting public employment programs etc.) contribute to improve technical efficiency in agricultural production.

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