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Title:Smallholder diversification and income growth in Zambia
Authors:Bigsten, ArneISNI
Tengstam, SvenISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:Journal of African Economies (ISSN 0963-8024)
Volume:20
Issue:5
Pages:781-822
Language:English
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:household income
livelihoods
small farms
Link:http://jae.oxfordjournals.org/content/20/5/781.full.pdf
Abstract:This paper uses nationally representative panel data to analyse the relationship between income diversification and incomes for Zambian smallholder households. It shows that shifting to a higher degree of diversification is generally associated with higher incomes. The paper finds that diversification is driven by endowments and access to markets and finance. Education opens up opportunities for well-paid non-agricultural activities, while land shortage forces distress diversification into agricultural wage work. App., bibliogr., notes, ref, sum. [Journal abstract]
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