Real Wage Determination in Bangladesh Agriculture: An Econometric Investigation.
ABSTRACT Thsi paper develops and estimates a real wage model for the agricultural sector in Bangladesh for the period 1973:2–1985:4. The model is developed within the framework of the market theory of labour demand and labour supply. The empirical results are supportive of the market theory of wages.
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ABSTRACT: Summary This study tests the null hypothesis that it is sufficient to interview only the household head to obtain accurate information on household income. Results show that using a husband's estimate of his wife's income does not produce statistically reliable results for poverty analysis. Estimates of the wife's income provided by the husband and wife are in agreement in only 6% of households. While limiting interviews to one person has the advantage of reducing the time and expense of household surveys, this appears detrimental in terms of accuracy, and may lead to incorrect conclusions on the determinants of poverty.World Development 11/2007; 35(11):1989-2009. DOI:10.1016/j.worlddev.2006.11.010 · 1.73 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: This article examines the effect of group-based credit used to finance self-employment by landless households in Bangladesh on the seasonal pattern of household consumption and male and female labour supply. This credit can help smooth seasonal consumption by financing new productive activities whose income flows and time demands do not seasonally covary with the income generated by existing agricultural activities. The results, based upon 1991/92 survey data, strongly suggest that an important motivation for credit programme participation is the need to smooth the seasonal pattern of consumption and male labour supply. It is only the extent of lean season consumption poverty that selects household into these programmes. In addition, the largest female and male effects of credit on household consumption are during the lean season.Journal of Development Studies 02/2002; 39(2):1-24. DOI:10.1080/00220380412331322731 · 0.79 Impact Factor