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)
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)
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