Nonfarm income, inequality, and poverty in rural Egypt and Jordan / Richard H. Adams, Jr Adams, Richard H.

User activity

Share to:
View the summary of this work
Author
Adams, Richard H.
Subjects
Income - Egypt.; Rural poor - Egypt.; Poverty - Jordan.
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.
Bookmark
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/110817
Work ID
110817

User activity


e.g. test cricket, Perth (WA), "Parkes, Henry"

Separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Be the first to add a tag for this work

Be the first to add this to a list

Comments and reviews

What are comments? Add a comment

No user comments or reviews for this work

Add a comment


Show comments and reviews from Amazon users