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dc.contributor.authorFraser, Iainen_US
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Junioren_US
dc.contributor.authorBalcombe, Kelvinen_US
dc.contributor.authorBezemer, Dirken_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:07:14Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:07:14Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19797-
dc.description.abstractThis paper contributes to the literature on the role of on rural livelihood strategies in rural growthand poverty reduction. It distinguishes between livelihood diversity strategies that contribute tosustainable growth in household incomes, and those that mainly have a 'coping' function. It suggeststhat typically, the contribution of livelihood diversity to growing household income is throughrelaxing dependence on credit for access to capital. In this scenario, livelihood diversity would leadto higher technical efficiency in agriculture via investment and thereby to higher householdincomes. Survey data from Georgia are introduced and used to test these hypotheses using aBayesian stochastic frontier approach. The findings are relevant to defining more clearly the scopeand aims of policies to stimulate the rural non-farm economy in developing and transition countries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Kiel 2005 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics |x4en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordlivelihoods analysisen_US
dc.subject.keywordsurvey dataen_US
dc.subject.keywordincomesen_US
dc.subject.keywordefficiencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordBayesian stochastic frontier approachen_US
dc.titleIs Rural Income Diversity Pro-Growth? Is It Pro-Poor? Evidence from Georgiaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn500744505en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec05:3477-

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