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Labor markets in rural and urban Haiti--based on the first household survey for Haiti, Volume 1
Author:Verner, Dorte; Country:Haiti;
Date Stored:2008/03/24Document Date:2008/03/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Rural Poverty Reduction; ; Population Policies; Rural Development Knowledge & Information Systems
Language:EnglishRegion:Latin America & Caribbean
Report Number:WPS4574Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4574
Volume No: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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