Economic Growth & Employment Structure: A Study of Labour Outmigration from Agriculture in Developing Countries
This study focuses on two key aspects of economic growth in developing countries, namely the process of labour outmigration from agriculture and the related changes in underemployment in agriculture. It uses the data available on 86 developing countries for the period 1969-85 to investigate two sets of issues: the pace and pattern of labour outmigration from agriculture and their relationship to the conditions of employment in the modern and 'traditional non-agricultural sectors and the trends in underemployment and poverty in agriculture and their relationship to agricultural growth and labour outmigration from agriculture An attempt is then made to draw out the implications of the empirical findings for development theory and policy. The study is the outcome of research carried out by the Rural Employment Policies Branch of the ILO.
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Growth of population and labour force
Labour outmigration from agriculture
Underemployment in agriculture
Issues of development policy
Appendix A List of countries and regions
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accelerate agricultural growth agricultural labour force agricultural underemployment agriculture in labour Appendix table arable land argument Asia-Pacific BOTSWANA BURKINA FASO BURUNDI context deceleration decline demographic developing countries East-North Africa economic growth Engel's Law fact food consumption GABON growth of food growth of labour growth of manufacturing growth of population growth of wage growth rate GUINEA BISSAU GUYANA income indicate the number industrialisation intersectoral shifts JAMAHIRIYA labour absorption labour in agriculture labour outmigration labour productivity land per worker Latin America-Caribbean LESOTHO MALAWI manufacturing output MAURITANIA MAURITIUS COTE migration modern non-agricultural sector modern sector MYANMAR NENA o!oo outmigration from agriculture output per worker pace of labour PERCENTAGES period population and labour population growth rate of growth real wage rate regions Regression results share of agriculture structure sub-Saharan Africa surplus labour SWAZILAND traditional non-agricultural sector trends in underemployment underemployment underemployment in agriculture wage employment ZAMBIA ZIMBABWE