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Leveraging Non-Farm Income: Micro-evidence of Occupational Choice for Rural Households in India

Mukherjee, Swayambhu and Kar, Saibal (2020): Leveraging Non-Farm Income: Micro-evidence of Occupational Choice for Rural Households in India. Published in: Arhika Charche: FPI Journal of Economics and Governance , Vol. 5, No. 1 (30 June 2020): pp. 37-48.

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Abstract

This paper is an attempt to investigate empirically the major factors that influence choices between farming and non-farming activities as exclusive occupations, vis-à-vis diversification, across a large sample of rural households in India. A detailed survey of the extant literature reveals that the evidence on occupational choice among rural households as function of several factors is not too common. In addition, utilizing two subsequent rounds of micro-data from IHDS (India Human Development Survey) database for India is rare, thereby offering enough room for this specific inquiry.

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