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dc.contributor.authorLay, Jannen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchüler, Danaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-13T14:37:51Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-13T14:37:51Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39907-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses changes in income portfolios of rural households and its determinants for the case of Ghana in the 1990s. Our analysis shows that, contrary to common beliefs, rural Ghana has seen major economic transformation, as households increasingly diversify their livelihoods by both increased migration and more local non-farm employment. These diversification decisions seem to be driven to a large extent by desperation rather than new opportunities, in particular with regard to migration. Low-income households increase their income share in particular from local non-farm activities through more participation while returns to diversifying activities stagnate or even decrease. Therefore households with a low non-labour asset-base are increasingly diversified and poor. In contrast, asset-rich households are more successful at either diversifying or specialising in those activities the household is relatively good at. They also tend to benefit more from agricultural growth.en_US
dc.language.isoeng-
dc.publisher|aVerein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer |cGöttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Zürich 2008 |x39en_US
dc.subject.jelQ12en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordIncome diversificationen_US
dc.subject.keywordnon-agricultural activitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordremittancesen_US
dc.subject.keywordmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.subject.keywordGhanaen_US
dc.titleIncome Diversification and Poverty in a Growing Agricultural Economy: The Case of Ghanaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn654051607-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ifwkie:39907-

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