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dc.contributor.authorLay, Jannen_US
dc.contributor.authorM'Mukaria, George Michukien_US
dc.contributor.authorOmar Mahmoud, Tomanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T14:31:24Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T14:31:24Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/3971-
dc.description.abstractEngagement in non-agricultural activities in rural areas can be classified into survival-led or opportunity-led. Survival-led diversification would decrease inequality by increasing the incomes of poorer households and thus reduce poverty. By contrast, opportunity-led diversification would increase inequality and have a minor effect on poverty, as it tends to be confined to non-poor households. Using data from Western Kenya, we confirm the existence of the differently motivated diversification strategies. Yet, the poverty and inequality implications differ somewhat from our expectations. Our findings indicate that in addition to asset constraints, rural households also face limited or relatively risky high-return opportunities outside agriculture.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) |cKielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aKiel Working Paper |x1314en_US
dc.subject.jelQ12en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330-
dc.subject.keywordNon-agricultural activities-
dc.subject.keywordPoverty-
dc.subject.keywordSub-Saharan Africa-
dc.subject.keywordKenya-
dc.subject.keywordInequality-
dc.subject.keywordIncome diversificationen_US
dc.subject.stwDorfwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwLandwirtschaftlicher Kleinbetrieben_US
dc.subject.stwDiversifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwLändliches Einkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwKenia (West)en_US
dc.subject.stwAfrika südlich der Saharaen_US
dc.titleBoda bodas rule: Non-agricultural activities and their inequality implications in Western Kenyaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn526068647en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ifwkwp:1314-

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