Employment for poverty reduction and food security

Rapid expansion of employment in low-income countries is one of the biggest challenges of development. The growth in labor supply in developing countries will remain large for a long time to come. Incomes of the poor in rural areas will depend more and more on productive off-farm work, and in the rapidly expanding urban areas, food security will depend largely on jobs and wage rates.

Author: 
von Braun, Joachim, ed.
Published date: 
1995
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Series number: 
32
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