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FIGHTING RURAL POVERTY IN LATIN AMERICA: NEW EVIDENCE AND POLICY

Alberto Valdes () and Ramon Lopez ()

No 21581, 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN from American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)

Abstract: We synthesize recent case studies on rural poverty in six Latin American countries, plus two thematic studies. We find that the return to education in farming is surprisingly small; land redistribution increases total farm output, but has mixed effects on income; and urban economic growth significantly reduces rural poverty.

Keywords: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Food Security and Poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 15
Date: 1999
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.21581

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