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Contribution of off-Farm Employment to Income of Indigenous and Mestizo Households in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Citation

Vasco, Cristian & Bilsborrow, Richard E. (2016). Contribution of off-Farm Employment to Income of Indigenous and Mestizo Households in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Agricultural and Resource Economics, 16(1), 5-18.

Abstract

This study examines the process of income diversification among indigenous and mestizo households settled in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. The results of a random-effect tobit model show that agricultural wage work is the principal income source for homes with scarce or no land. Self-employment employs households with low endowments of education but high endowments of capital. Non-agricultural wage income absorbs educated individuals either indigenous or mestizo.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.7201/earn.2016.01.01

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2016

Journal Title

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Author(s)

Vasco, Cristian
Bilsborrow, Richard E.