SOCIOECONOMIC ANALYSIS ON FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO HOUSEHOLD INCOME OF THE STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED IN SHRIMP INDUSTRY OF BANGLADESH

The present study made an attempt to determine the impact of major factors contributing to household income of the stakeholders involved in shrimp industry of Bangladesh. For this purpose, eleven different stakeholders such as shrimp farmers, land lessors, hatchery owners, depot owners, shrimp seed collectors, shrimp farm labourers, processing plant workers, hatchery workers, feed mill workers, depot workers and shrimp traders (faria) who are involved in production, processing and marketing of shrimp were selected from Khulna and Cox's Bazar regions. In total 220 stakeholders were selected and data were collected for the year 2005. Results of the study showed that household income of the stakeholders depends mainly on income earned from shrimp industry and with the involvement in farm and non-farm activities. Apart from these, there are other factors that also influenced the household income and they are number of earning members engaged in productive works, education and training, and size of holding (farm-size) of respective stakeholders. Regression analysis was performed by using log linear model which indicated that almost all the included variables had some positive impacts on household income and increasing returns to scale was observed for three groups of stakeholders living in coastal areas of Bangladesh.


Editor(s):
RAHMAN, MD. HABIBUR
MIA, MD. IDRIS ALI
Issue Date:
Dec 31 2005
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 0237-3539 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/200225
Published in:
Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 28, Number 1-2
Page range:
85-96
Total Pages:
12
Series Statement:
XXXVIII
1 & 2




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