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

Abstract:

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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Volume:
WPS/2005-10
Series:
Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2005-01-01
URN:
uuid:d9a30ca6-5063-4f4b-b89b-35811f3b0235
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13249
Language:
English

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