Population, Agricultural Productivity, and Employment in the Rural Non-agricultural Sector: Interpreting Observations in Paktia/Afghanistan

  • Egbert Gerken (Autor/in)

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The ever-increasing literature on population and employment in LDCs has repeatedly drawn attention to a “third”, i.e., nonagricultural and nonindustrial sector. The employment “problem” is usually stated in an agriculture — nonagriculture framework. Economic development is, in the long run, concomitant with a declining labour force share of the agricultural sector. The rapid growth of population and labour force in economies still showing a high agricultural labour force share, then, requires improbably high rates of growth of the nonagricultural labour force. Growth arithmetic gives an understandable appeal to the assumed “labour absorptive capacity“ of a “rural nonagricultural” or an “urban nonindustrial” sector.

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2018-02-07
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