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Effect of Price Risk on Migration: Evidence from Ethiopian Rural Households

Yu Na Lee ()

No 205812, 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Abstract: This paper examines the relationship between household risk preferences towards agricultural commodity prices and out-migration from rural households using the Ethiopian Rural Households Survey (ERHS). Based on panel regression results with district fixed effects, household willingness-to-pay to stabilize the prices of seven major agricultural commodities has a significant and positive impact on out-migration in Ethiopian rural households. The paper also finds that higher volatility of coffee and maize prices have a significant relationship with out-migration of net sellers selling coffee and maize.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Consumer/Household Economics; International Development; Risk and Uncertainty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-05
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.205812

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