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The role of the rural labor market in reducing poverty in Western Ethiopia
Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
This study examines the role of the rural labor market in reducing poverty and improving the well-being of smallholder farmers in rural Ethiopia. Propensity score matching technique is used to estimate the effect of labor market participation on poverty, consumption expenditure and income of smallholder farmers. The overall result indicates that the rural labor market contributes significantly to income growth, consumption expenditure and poverty reduction among smallholder farmers.doi:10.5897/jdae2013.0518 fatcat:mstjb2v565dffecroxooafgghe