Nonfarm income, inequality, and poverty in rural Egypt and Jordan

Nonfarm income has a greater impact on poverty and inequality in Egypt than in Jordan. In rural Egypt the poor receive almost 60 percent of their income from nonfarm sources, while in rural Jordan they receive less than 20 percent. The reason for this difference is land: in rural Egypt, agricultural...

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Main Author: Adams, Richard H.
Corporate Author: World Bank Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C World Bank, Financial Sector Strategy and Policy Dept 2001, [2001]
Series:Policy research working paper
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Collection: World Bank E-Library Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Nonfarm income has a greater impact on poverty and inequality in Egypt than in Jordan. In rural Egypt the poor receive almost 60 percent of their income from nonfarm sources, while in rural Jordan they receive less than 20 percent. The reason for this difference is land: in rural Egypt, agricultural land is very productive, but access is quite limited, and so the poor are "pushed" into nonfarm work; while in rural Jordan, land is not very productive and access is not highly prized. In both countries the best way to reduce poverty and inequality might be to focus on nonfarm unskilled labor
Item Description:"March 2001"--Cover. - Includes bibliographical references. - Title from title screen as viewed on Sept. 16, 2002
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