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Habtamu Ayenew, Johannes Sauer, Getachew Abate-Kassa and Lena Schickramm

No 209206, 55th Annual Conference, Giessen, Germany, September 23-25, 2015 from German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA)

Abstract: This paper systematically investigates the role of the quality of rural employment on agricultural production efficiency in developing countries, taking Ethiopia and Tanzania as cases. We use data of the Living Standards Measurement Study-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) collected in 2011. In the analysis, an output-oriented distance function approach that accounts for different technological, demographic, socio-economic, institutional and quality of rural employment indicators is applied. The findings of the analysis support the idea that the quality of rural employment could be seen as an effective element of rural development policies and strategies in sub-Saharan Africa. Better integration of quality rural employment aspects (creation of jobs, improving quality of jobs, promoting public employment programs etc.) contribute to improve technical efficiency in agricultural production.

Keywords: Food Security and Poverty; Labor and Human Capital; Productivity Analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 14
Date: 2015
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Journal Article: The Quality of Rural Employment and Aricultural Production Efficiency – Empirical Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (2016) Downloads
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.209206

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