Nonfarm income, inequality, and land in rural Egypt

Policymakers interested in reducing poverty and improving income distribution in rural Egypt should focus on nonfarm income, which not only accounts for almost 60 percent of total income for the rural poor but also favorably affects income distribution. Nonfarm income is an inequality-reducing sourc...

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Main Author: Adams, Richard H.
Corporate Author: World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC World Bank, Middle East and North Africa Region, Human Development Sector Group 1999, [1999]
Series:Policy research working paper
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Collection: World Bank E-Library Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Policymakers interested in reducing poverty and improving income distribution in rural Egypt should focus on nonfarm income, which not only accounts for almost 60 percent of total income for the rural poor but also favorably affects income distribution. Nonfarm income is an inequality-reducing source of income in a land-scarce setting such as rural Egypt because inadequate land "pushes" poorer households out of agriculture and into the nonfarm sector
Item Description:"September 1999"--Cover. - Includes bibliographical references (p. 25-28)
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (37 p) 28 cm