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Poverty in Rural Cambodia : The Differentiated Impact of Linkages, Inputs and Access to Land

Engvall, Anders; Sjöberg, Örjan and Sjöholm, Fredrik LU (2008) In Asian Economic Papers 7(2). p.74-95
Abstract
Cambodia has been growing rapidly over the past few years, but remains one of the poorest countries in East Asia. This paper analyzes rural poverty in Cambodia to identify the factors that explain its occurrence and persistence. The reduction of rural poverty in Cambodia requires (1) improvements in agricultural productivity and (2) the establishment of other income-earning opportunities for the rural population. Our econometric investigation of the 2004 Cambodian Socio-Economic Survey shows that the main causes of poverty differ between landowners and the landless, and between different regions. Increasing inputs to agriculture (e.g., fertilizers) is critical to increasing the welfare of landowning poor, and linkages with the rest of the... (More)
Cambodia has been growing rapidly over the past few years, but remains one of the poorest countries in East Asia. This paper analyzes rural poverty in Cambodia to identify the factors that explain its occurrence and persistence. The reduction of rural poverty in Cambodia requires (1) improvements in agricultural productivity and (2) the establishment of other income-earning opportunities for the rural population. Our econometric investigation of the 2004 Cambodian Socio-Economic Survey shows that the main causes of poverty differ between landowners and the landless, and between different regions. Increasing inputs to agriculture (e.g., fertilizers) is critical to increasing the welfare of landowning poor, and linkages with the rest of the economy are of vital importance to both landowners and the landless poor. (Less)
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  author       = {Engvall, Anders and Sjöberg, Örjan  and Sjöholm, Fredrik},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {74--95},
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  series       = {Asian Economic Papers},
  title        = {Poverty in Rural Cambodia : The Differentiated Impact of Linkages, Inputs and Access to Land},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/asep.2008.7.2.74},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2008},
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