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Title: Non-farm work and food security among farm households in Northern Ghana
Authors: Owusu, Victor
Abdulai, Awudu
Abdul-Rahman, Seini
Keywords: Africa
Non-farm employment
Household income
Food security
Impact assessment
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Food Policy 36 (2011) 108–118
Abstract: This paper examines the impact of non-farm work on household income and food security among farm households in the Northern Region of Ghana. We analyze the impact by employing propensity score matching method that accounts for self-selection bias. The matching results show that participation in non-farm work exerts a positive and statistically significant effect on household income and food security status, supporting the widely held view that income from non-farm work is crucial to food security and poverty alleviation in rural areas of developing countries.
Description: Article published in Food Policy 36 (2011) 108–118 Also available at : www.elsevier.com/ locate/foodpol
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7140
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