Working Poor? A Study of Rural Workers' Economic Welfare in Kenya
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This study employs a mixed methods approach to investigate the poverty reduction potential of large‐scale farm employment in Kenya. A long‐run time series of real agricultural wages is created. The quantitative data are supplemented by life‐story interviews of agricultural workers. The analysis suggests that large‐scale farm employment can serve as a route out of deep poverty. However, to prevent wages from falling below the subsistence level, there is a need for a balanced rural development strategy whereby investments in smallholder agriculture and skills upgrades accompany the expansion of commercial agriculture.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Number of pages||30|
|Journal||Journal of International Development|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 2020 Sep 9|