Presentation: Labor Markets and Poverty in Village Economies

About 1 billion people still live in extreme poverty.  With labor being their only outlet, understanding the link between labor market choices and poverty is key to poverty reduction. In order to move forward two fundamental questions arise.  How do labor market choices of the poor differ from those of wealthier individuals in the same setting? Also, can a large, one-off transfer reduce the difference and set the poor on a sustainable trajectory out of poverty?

This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Conference on the Economics of Asset Dynamics and Poverty Traps. The goal of this workshop was to bring together empirical researchers with modelers working in the area of economic growth and poverty reduction.

This presentation took place in Washington DC, United States on June 29, 2016 by BRAC.