Wages and Employs for Non-Farm Agricultural Activities: One Livelihood Strategy in Nicaragua

Zuniga González, Carlos Alberto; Jaramillo Villanueva, José Luis
August 2012
Global Journal of Management & Business Research;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 15, p15
Academic Journal
This article analyzes the indexes for nonfarm agricultural activities, which combine agricultural activities with both employment and wage. They were made with panel data of Living Measurement Standard Survey (1993, 1998, 2001 and 2005) and they were processed with econometric model as parametric technique (Binary dependent variable model). The indexes trend was explained by a combining between nonfarm and farming agricultural activities. In summary, as soon as the economic public policy makers apply preventive measure in the labour market, while the indexes for nonfarm agricultural activities are growing up. In fact, the small farmers use the first, second and third nonfarm employ as livelihood strategy for reducing the restrictive public policy. (Unemployment).


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