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Income Diversification and Household Welfare

Christiane El Jarbi

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ISBN 10: 3838132807 / ISBN 13: 9783838132808
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240 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.6in.About 65 of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa lives in rural areas and due to the strong dependency on agricultural production mainly the rural population is affected by income shortfalls. To cope with this situation, households are deriving various strategies to spread these risks and smooth their income. One of these strategies is the participation in nonfarm employment due to its independency regarding agricultural risks, but researchers have already indicated that households may face several entry barriers to the nonfarm sector. For Ghana, the author shows whether households perceiving their environment as risky expand their extent of nonfarm employment and whether the endowment with valuable physical capital can serve as a risk-coping strategy on its own. Additionally, the most important entry barriers to the Ghanaian nonfarm sector are revealed and the impact of nonfarm income diversification on the poverty status and the household welfare is analysed. The author identifies the main beneficiaries from nonfarm employment and recommendations for policy makers are presented. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783838132808

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Title: Income Diversification and Household Welfare

Publisher: Sudwestdeutscher Verlag Fur Hochschulschriften AG

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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About 65% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa lives in rural areas and due to the strong dependency on agricultural production mainly the rural population is affected by income shortfalls. To cope with this situation, households are deriving various strategies to spread these risks and smooth their income. One of these strategies is the participation in nonfarm employment due to its independency regarding agricultural risks, but researchers have already indicated that households may face several entry barriers to the nonfarm sector. For Ghana, the author shows whether households perceiving their environment as risky expand their extent of nonfarm employment and whether the endowment with valuable physical capital can serve as a risk-coping strategy on its own. Additionally, the most important entry barriers to the Ghanaian nonfarm sector are revealed and the impact of nonfarm income diversification on the poverty status and the household welfare is analysed. The author identifies the main beneficiaries from nonfarm employment and recommendations for policy makers are presented.

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Studied Home Economics at Christian Albrecht University Kiel (M.Sc.). PhD in Food Economics. Project Manager at Genactis GmbH, Cologne.

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