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Type Journal Article - Agricultural Economics
Title Does nonagricultural labor relax farmers’ credit constraints? Evidence from longitudinal data for Vietnam
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Volume 40
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2009
Page numbers 177-188
URL http://ideas.repec.org/a/bla/agecon/v40y2009i2p177-188.html
Abstract
We examine the relationship between participation in nonagricultural labor activities and farming production decisions, focusing on the use of inputs. Using longitudinal data for Vietnam from 1993 to 1998, we find that households engaged in nonagricultural labor spend significantly more on seeds, services, hired labor, and livestock inputs. This is consistent with the hypothesis that nonagricultural labor income relaxes credit constraints to farming.

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