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dc.contributor.authorRahman, S
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-24T16:52:38Z
dc.date.available2015-12-24T16:52:38Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-02
dc.identifier.issn0022-037X
dc.identifier.issn1548-2278
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/3999
dc.description.abstract

Impact of rural infrastructure on economic development is indirect and complex. The present study jointly determines the impact of rural infrastructure on the decision to choose between farm and non-farm enterprises vis-à-vis income by Bangladeshi rural households (4,195 households from 139 villages) using a bivariate Tobit model. The model diagnostic reveals that the decision to choose enterprises is significantly correlated, justifying use of a bivariate approach. Rural infrastructure has a significant but opposite impact on enterprise choices vis-àvis income. Other major determinants with varying level of influences are farm size, livestock resources, education, farming experience and household assets. However, female-headed households are doubly disadvantaged as they have failed to participate in both enterprises and consequently earned significantly less. Policy implications include investment in rural infrastructure, irrigation, rural electrification, education, livestock resources, tenurial reforms, as well as targeted approach to promote welfare of the female-headed households, e.g., creation of a hired labor market for females.

dc.format.extent275-290
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.publisherTennessee State University College of Business
dc.subject38 Economics
dc.subject35 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
dc.subjectRural Health
dc.subject4 Quality Education
dc.titleImpact of rural infrastructure on farm and non-farm enterprise choice and income in Bangladesh
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
plymouth.issue1
plymouth.volume48
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://muse.jhu.edu/journals/jda/summary/v048/48.1.rahman.html
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalJournal of Developing Areas
dc.identifier.doi10.1353/jda.2014.0006
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
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dc.publisher.placeUSA
dc.identifier.eissn1548-2278
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot known
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1353/jda.2014.0006
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