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Estimating the wage elasticity of off-farm labour supply of farmers in Kemubu, Kelantan


Tai, Shzee Yew and Chew, Tek Ann (1986) Estimating the wage elasticity of off-farm labour supply of farmers in Kemubu, Kelantan. Journal of Rural Development, 9. pp. 101-109. ISSN 1013-0764


Off-farm labour supply is very important in the transformation of agricultural economies to industrial economies. Two econometric models were used to estimate the wage elasticity of off-farm labour supply in Kemubu, Kelantan, Malaysia. A wage elasticity of approximately 2.0 was obtained from both models. The study revealed that severe poverty exist in single-cropped areas outside Kemubu. Farm households are more pressed for time with off-farm employment in double-cropped areas inside Kemubu. The twin-strategies of intensifying paddy cultivation and creating off-farm employment opportunities can be carried out concurrently. To induce farmers to seek off-farm employment to augment farm incomes, off-farm employment opportunities should be created close to farm households and development policies should aim at improving the level of educational and vocational skills of farmers

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Faculty of Economics and Management
Keywords: Off-farm labour; Farmers; Kemubu; Kelantan
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 02:42
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2015 02:42
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/39121
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