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Human Capital, Productivity, and Labor Allocation in Rural Pakistan.

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This paper investigates whether human capital affects the productivity and labor allocation of rural households in four districts of Pakistan. The authors find that households with better educated males earn higher off-farm income and divert labor resources away from farm activities toward nonfarm work. Education has no significant effect on productivity in crop and livestock production. The effect of human capital on household incomes is partly realized through the reallocation of labor from...

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Journal:
Journal of Human Resources
Volume:
34
Publication date:
1999-01-01
URN:
uuid:3c343595-f499-4fca-924a-fbfbafbf12b4
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:10989
Language:
English

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