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Farm productivity and efficiency in rural Bangladesh: The role of education revisited

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This paper reassesses the debate over the role of education in farm production in Bangladesh using a large dataset on rice producing households from 141 villages. Average and stochastic production frontier functions are estimated to ascertain the effect of education on productivity and efficiency. A full set of proxies for farm education stock variables are incorporated to investigate the ‘internal’ as well as ‘external’ returns to education. The external effect is investigated in the context...

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Published
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Not peer reviewed
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Institution:
"University of Reading", "University of Oxford"
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics - Centre for the study of African Economies
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Institution:
University of Plymouth
Department:
School of Geography - Faculty of Social Science and Business
Series:
CSAE working paper series
Publication date:
2005
URN:
uuid:80b54ddd-c843-4fb2-8462-33910109c15a
Local pid:
ora:2634

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