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Title:Idiosyncratic Income Shocks, Access to Credit, and Households' Welfare in an Agrarian Economy: Micro -Econometric Studies on Rural Households in Bangladesh
Author(s):Rashid, A.S.M.Shahidur
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Rashid, Salim
Department / Program:Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Public and Social Welfare
Abstract:The final analytical chapter tests the theories, which purport to explain the continued use of traditional rice varieties some thirty years after the introduction of High Yielding Varieties (HYV). Commonly used theories to explain this observed behavior of farm households are portfolio selection, input fixity, safety first, and learning and farmers' experimentation . The validity of these theories is empirically investigated for farm households in Bangladesh. Our empirical results show that the theory of input fixity, resulting from the lack of access to credit, is the most plausible theory to explain this observed phenomenon in Bangladesh. Farm households who have access to micro-credit institutions are found to have a higher adoption rate than those who lack access to credit.
Issue Date:1999
Description:158 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9953119
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1999

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