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dc.contributor.authorRahut, Dil Bahaduren_US
dc.contributor.authorMicevska, Maja B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:08:30Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:08:30Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19877-
dc.description.abstractNonfarm activities generate on average about 60 percent of rural households? incomes in the eastern Himalayan region of India. This paper analyzes the determinants of participation in nonfarm activities and of nonfarm incomes across rural households. We present and explore an analytical framework that yields different activity choices as optimal solutions to a simple utility maximization problem. A unique data set collected in the eastern Himalayas allows us to closely examine the implications of the analytical framework. We conduct an empirical inquiry that reveals that education plays a major role in accessing more remunerative nonfarm employment. Other household assets and characteristics such as land, social status, geographical location, and credit access also play a role.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Göttingen 2007 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics |x22en_US
dc.subject.jelQ12en_US
dc.subject.jelO18en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.jelR11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordNonfarm employmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordRural householdsen_US
dc.subject.keywordIncomesen_US
dc.subject.keywordEducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndiaen_US
dc.titleRural Nonfarm Employment and Incomes in the Eastern Himalayasen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn560906943en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec07:6545-

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