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Households' income-generating activities and marginal returns to labor in rural Tanzania


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Title: Households' income-generating activities and marginal returns to labor in rural Tanzania
Authors: Nerman, Måns
Issue Date: Nov-2012
Extent: 32 pages
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
547
Keywords: Tanzania
income diversification
shadow wages
Abstract: This study uses detailed household-level data to investigate income and activity diversification among households in rural Tanzania. Unlike previous research on diversification, I explicitly evalutate marginal returns within different activities, aiming to assess whether households are able to allocate labor so as to maximize their incomes, and what factors determine if they do. The findings indicate that specialization in agriculture is not correlated with household welfare, and that agricultur... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL Classification: D13; J22; J31; Q12
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/31610
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