Andersen, Lykke E. Muriel H., Beatriz Valencia, Horacio
Year of Publication:
Development Research Working Paper Series No. 01/2009
This paper analyses non-agricultural work supplied by rural households in Bolivia. It is shown that roughly 50% of all rural households complement their incomes through non-agricultural work, but that households in the lowlands are more likely to do so than households in the highlands. Since non-agricultural work pays several times better than agricultural work, access to this source of complementary income constitutes an important opportunity to escape rural poverty.