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Long-term research in Tanzania sheds light on the reasons rural households diversify their income

Nyyssölä, Milla (2021) Long-term research in Tanzania sheds light on the reasons rural households diversify their income. Africa at LSE (04 Jun 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Researchers and policymakers have long asked whether rural households in Africa diversify their income to spread risk or by seizing opportunities to increase their earning potential. Long-term research in Tanzania shows that diversification is more often a choice rather than a necessity, with the potential for both wealthier and poorer households to benefit alike. Poverty traps remain, however, and policy efforts should focus on infrastructure and financial access to encourage diversification towards income generating activities.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2021 12:54
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2021 12:57
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111081

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