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dc.contributorAsnake, Woinisheten_US
dc.contributorAyalew, Hailemariamen_US
dc.contributorChamberlin, Jordanen_US
dc.contributorSumberg, Jamesen_US
dc.creatorA. ABAY, KIBROMen_US
dc.date2020-09-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-06T06:58:57Z
dc.date.available2020-10-06T06:58:57Z
dc.identifierhttps://mel.cgiar.org/reporting/download/hash/ae6088f3987c9db42e3bad82ef2a957ben_US
dc.identifier.citationKibrom A. Abay, Woinishet Asnake, Hailemariam Ayalew, Jordan Chamberlin & James Sumberg (2020): Landscapes of opportunity: patterns of young people’s engagement with the rural economy in sub-Saharan Africa, The Journal of Development Studies, DOI: 10. 1080/00220388. 2020. 1808195.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/11844
dc.description.abstractWhile much has been said in recent years about the importance of engaging rural youth in subSaharan Africa’s development, the factual data about how African youth currently engage in rural economies remain sparse. We use recent nationally representative household survey data from six countries to describe the patterns of such engagement. We find that young people participate in agriculture at similar rates to older people. However, participation in non-farm wage employment and business activity changes with age, peaking in the 30s. The likelihood of reporting no activity is greatest for people in their 20s. In more remote places, people leave school earlier and are less likely to engage in the non-farm sector, compared with people in more accessible places. We also find evidence that the non-farm economy is more diversified in relatively more accessible places, offering a larger set of options for economic engagement. We show that ‘landscapes of opportunity’ , defined by economic remoteness and agricultural potential, are an important way of assessing the choices available to young rural people. A key conclusion is that efforts to develop a ‘youth lens’ for rural development should not abandon the mainstays of rural investment strategies such as infrastructure, education, and agricultural R&D.en_US
dc.formatPDFen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_US
dc.rightsCC-BY-NC-ND-4.0en_US
dc.sourceThe Journal of Development Studies;(2020)en_US
dc.subjectnexusen_US
dc.subjectadoptionen_US
dc.subjectlabor productivityen_US
dc.subjectinequalitiesen_US
dc.titleLandscapes of opportunity: patterns of young people’s engagement with the rural economy in sub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgenderen_US
cg.subject.agrovoclanden_US
cg.subject.agrovocyouthen_US
cg.subject.agrovocagricultural productivityen_US
cg.subject.agrovocemploymenten_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Food Policy Research Institute - IFPRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - CIMMYTen_US
cg.contributor.centerTrinity College Dublin - TCDen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Sussex, Institute of Development Studies - US - IDSen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Maize - MAIZEen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Fund for Agricultural Development - IFADen_US
cg.contributor.funderCRP on Maize - MAIZEen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.countryETen_US
cg.coverage.countryNEen_US
cg.coverage.countryNGen_US
cg.coverage.countryTZen_US
cg.coverage.countryUGen_US
cg.coverage.countryZMen_US
cg.contactj.chamberlin@cgiar.orgen_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2020.1808195en_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
mel.impact-factor1.596en_US


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