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Type Journal Article - Think. Eat. Save
Title Effects of labour migration on poverty and agricultural growth in Nepal
Volume 14
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 87-101
URL https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/20153306172
Increasing labour shortage in agriculture sector and contribution of remittance on poverty
reduction has raised the importance of studies on employment, poverty and agricultural
growth nexus. The study explores the effects of foreign employment on poverty and
agricultural growth. The study using time series secondary data for 19 years fitted
econometric models at sectoral level to establish the effects of migration on poverty and
agricultural production. It also compares agricultural output elasticity of foreign
employment and assesses the role of foreign employment on the relationships between
growth, poverty and agricultural development. The results show that migration decreases
poverty and at the same time decreases agriculture production. But, the decrease in
agriculture gross domestic product per unit of labour migrated is smaller than the per
capita remittance. The study does not dwell on the social and cultural effects of the
labour migration. The results will be useful for decision makers to devise sound policies on
migration, poverty and agricultural development.

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