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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 growth and poverty reduction. It distinguishes between livelihood diversity strategies that contribute to sustainable growth in household incomes, and those that mainly have a 'coping' function. It suggests that typically, the contribution of livelihood diversity to growing household income is through relaxing dependence on credit for access to capital. In this scenario, livelihood diversity would lead to higher technical efficiency in agriculture via investment and thereby to higher household incomes. Survey data from Georgia are introduced and used to test these hypotheses using a Bayesian stochastic frontier approach. The findings are relevant to defining more clearly the scope and 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.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Kiel 2005 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics 4en_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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