Agricultural Development Economics

Smallholders and rural poverty

Year of publication

Impact of increasing prices of agricultural commodities on poverty

Panagiotis Karfakis, Jackeline Velazco, Esteban Moreno, Katia Covarrubias [ 2011 ]
The present paper attempts to identify the groups of households that most likely will face positive or negative welfare consequences as [...]

The filters to exit rural poverty: An analysis of the complementarities of assets in developing countries

William Foster, Alberto Valdés, Benjamin Davis, Gustavo Anríquez [ 2011 ]
This paper explores a 15-country household data base to evaluate the impact of three key assets (land, education and infrastructure) [...]

A profile of the rural poor

Alberto Valdés, William Foster, Gustavo Anríquez, Carlo Azzarri, Katia Covarrubias, Benjamin Davis, Stefania DiGiuseppe, Tim Essam, Tom Hertz, Ana Paula de la O, Esteban Quiñones, Kostas Stamoulis, Paul Winters, Alberto Zezza [ 2009 ]
This paper has two main objectives. Firstly, it provides an overview of trends in the magnitude, location and nature of [...]

Wage inequality in international perspective: Effects of location, sector, and gender

Thomas Hertz, Paul Winters, Ana Paula de la O, Esteban J. Quiñones, Benjamin Davis, Alberto Zezza [ 2008 ]
This paper uses the well-known Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition technique to understand the determinants of wage-gaps between men and women, between urban [...]
Rural agriculture uses more than one-third of the earth’s land and employs more than 40% of the population, a figure [...]

Rural income generating activities: whatever happened to the institutional vacuum?

Evidence from Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Vietnam
Alberto Zezza, Gero Carletto, Benjamin Davis, Kostas Stamoulis, Paul Winters [ 2007 ]
This paper assesses the current rural development practice against the main trends in recent rural development thinking, based on evidence [...]
This paper investigates the impact of migration and remittances on asset holdings, consumption expenditures, and credit constraint status of households [...]

Investing back home: return migration and business ownership in Albania

Talip Kilic, Gero Carletto, Benjamin Davis, Alberto Zezza [ 2007 ]
In view of its increasing importance, and the dearth of information on return migration and its impacts on source households, [...]

Rural development and poverty reduction: is agriculture still the key?

Gustavo Anríquez, Kostas Stamoulis [ 2007 ]
This paper examines the relationship between rurality and poverty, and the role the agricultural sector can play in rural development, [...]
This paper documents a relationship between non-farm income (primarily earnings and pensions) and agricultural outlays in Bulgaria, using the 2003 [...]
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