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  • Agricultural wages and food prices in Egypt
Author
  • Datt, Gaurav
  • Olmsted, Jennifer
Physical Description
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  • The trend in real agricultural wages in Egypt is described well by an inverted U-shaped curve with a peak around 1985. But the rise and fall of real wages masks a complex dynamic process by which nominal wages adjust in response to changes in food prices. We use governorate-level panel data for 1976–1993 to explore the nature of this adjustment process. Our results indicate that nominal wages adjust slowly. There is a significant negative initial impact of rising food prices on real wages, though wages do catch up in the long run.
  • Income Egypt ,agricultural economics ,
  • RePEc:fpr:fcnddp:53
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  • English
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