Agro-processing Output and Agricultural Sector Employment: Evidence from South Africa
Megbowon Ebenezer Toyin (),
Ojo Oloruntimilehin Sola () and
Olasehinde Timilehin John ()
Additional contact information
Megbowon Ebenezer Toyin: University of Fort Hare
Ojo Oloruntimilehin Sola: Federal Polytechnic
Olasehinde Timilehin John: Ekiti State University
Acta Universitatis Danubius. OEconomica, 2017, issue 13(2), 174-184
This paper empirically examined the relationship between agro-processing sub-sector output and agricultural sector employment in South Africa by using time series data from 1975-2015. The study employed ARDL-bounds testing approach to examine the existence long-run equilibrium relationship. The result of the ARDL test confirmed the existence of long-run relationship among the variables examined. The long-run estimate result revealed that the relationship between agro-processing output and agricultural sector employment is negative in the long-run. The study further examined the causality between agro-processing output and agricultural sector employment using TYDL causality test and it observed a unidirectional causal relationship running from agro-processing output to agricultural sector employment. While it is deduced that agro-processing sector output is found to be unable to promote agricultural sector employment, this study recommends stimulation of agricultural export for agricultural sector employment generation in South Africa.
Keywords: Agro-processing; Agricultural Sector Employment; ARDL-Bound Testing; TYDL; South Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:dug:actaec:y:2017:i:2:p:174-184
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in Acta Universitatis Danubius. OEconomica from Danubius University of Galati Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Daniela Robu ().