What is it about?
We seek to analyze the impact of any increase in agricultural productivity on off-farm employment. This is theoretically done as an extension of Lewis' model and empirically on a sample of African countries using robust econometric regressions.
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Why is it important?
We take into consideration the characteristics of sectors while assessing growth impact. This constitues an important limit to "New Growth Theory".
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This page is a summary of: Moving off Agrarian Societies: Agricultural Productivity to Facilitate Economic Transformations and Non‐agricultural Employment Growth in Sub‐Saharan Africa, Journal of International Development, November 2019, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/jid.3455.
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United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) organized a three-day conference on transforming economies in Bangkok, Thailand, on 11-13 September 2019.
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