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dc.contributor.authorChristiaensen, Lucen_US
dc.contributor.authorDemery, Lionelen_US
dc.contributor.authorKuhl, Jesperen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:19:42Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:19:42Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-273-3en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54152-
dc.description.abstractThe role of agriculture in development remains much debated. This paper takes an empirical perspective and focuses on poverty, as opposed to growth alone. The contribution of a sector to poverty reduction is shown to depend on its own growth performance, its indirect impact on growth in other sectors, the extent to which poor people participate in the sector, and the size of the sector in the overall economy. Bringing together these different effects using cross-country econometric evidence indicates that agriculture is significantly more effective than non-agriculture in reducing poverty among the poorest of the poor (as reflected in the $1-day squared poverty gap). It is also up to 3.2 times better at reducing $1-day headcount poverty in low-income and resource-rich countries (including those in sub-Saharan Africa), at least when societies are not fundamentally unequal. However, when it comes to the better-off poor (reflected in the $2-day measure), non-agriculture has the edge. These results are driven by the much larger participation of poorer households in growth from agriculture and the lower poverty-reducing effect of non-agriculture in the presence of extractive industries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,36en_US
dc.subject.jelD3en_US
dc.subject.jelO1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordagricultureen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwLandwirtschaftliche Entwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwArmutspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwAfrika südlich der Saharaen_US
dc.titleThe (evolving) role of agriculture in poverty reduction: an empirical perspectiveen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn63651336Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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