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Rural employment and migration: In search of decent work New thinking on rural employment is needed to create more and better rural jobs

  • Deshingkar, P.
  • Wiggins, S.

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.

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