Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/155246
Authors: 
Pascual, Unai
Barbier, Edward
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 83.2001
Abstract: 
This paper analyses the relationship between rural poverty and soil degradation in the context of a shifting cultivating community. A deterministic optimal control model demonstrates how a representative household's labour allocation affects the natural resource base on which its livelihood largely depends. The comparative static examination of relevant parameters and welfare effects of changes in the real wage rate are discussed. The theoretical results obtained are calibrated with data from the Yucatán, México.
JEL: 
Q12
Q23
D13
I3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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