Rural employment and migration: In search of decent work New thinking on rural employment is needed to create more and better rural jobs
This briefing paper focuses on how the growth of agriculture is essential, so the growth in the rural non-farm economy is especially important. Job prospects improve as education, skills, health and early nuitrition levels rise. Rural-urban migration - whether temporary or permanent - opensnew opportunities and also helps tighten the rural labour markets. With rising productivity and wages, it becomes easier to push for better labour standards and correct gender inequalities.