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Labor markets in rural and urban Haiti--based on the first household survey for Haiti
 
Author:Verner, Dorte; Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4574
Country:Haiti; Date Stored:2008/03/24
Document Date:2008/03/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
Language:EnglishRegion:Latin America & Caribbean
Report Number:WPS4574SubTopics:Rural Poverty Reduction; ; Population Policies; Rural Development Knowledge & Information Systems
Volume No:1 of 1  

Summary: This paper addresses labor markets in Haiti, including farm and nonfarm employment and income generation. The analyses are based on the first Living Conditions Survey of 7,186 households covering the whole country and representative at the regional level. The findings suggest that four key determinants of employment and productivity in nonfarm activities are education, gender, location, and migration status. This is emphasized when nonfarm activities are divided into low-return and high-return activities. The wage and producer income analyses reveal that education is key to earning higher wages and incomes. Moreover, producer incomes increase with farm size, land title, and access to tools, electricity, roads, irrigation, and other farm inputs.

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