Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162339
Authors: 
Lerman, Zvi
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 328
Abstract: 
The increase in agricultural employment in Central Asia and Trans-Caucasus over the last two decades has had a detrimental effect on agricultural labor productivity and rural family incomes. Transition countries in the former USSR cannot, however, encourage exits from agriculture (as, for instance, in east Germany or the Czech Republic) due to the risk of mass rural–urban migration, which may exacerbate growing urban unemployment. With large rural populations, state budgets would be unable to deal with a new wave of unemployed in urban areas.
Subjects: 
agricultural labor
self-employment in agriculture
rural entrepreneurship
individualization of agriculture
JEL: 
L26
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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