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000009924 245__ $$aIncome Growth and Mobility of Rural Households in Kenya: Role of Education and Historical Patterns in Poverty Reduction
000009924 260__ $$c2007
000009924 269__ $$a2007
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000009924 336__ $$aConference Paper/ Presentation
000009924 390__ $$aReplaced with revised version of paper 07/26/07.
000009924 446__ $$aEnglish
000009924 490__ $$aSelected Paper  174272
000009924 500__ $$aReplaced with revised version of paper 07/26/07.
000009924 520__ $$aThis paper explores the key factors that cause changes in the economic wellbeing of rural households in Kenya. We specifically determine the relationship between the initial economic position of households and education on income growth and mobility. We use a three-period panel dataset to estimate a dynamic panel data model of full income. Results show strong evidence of (low) income persistence for the poor and those in the low agricultural potential areas that lack higher education. The low income persistence for the poor and uneducated may be evidence of cumulative dis-advantage and possible existence of poverty traps. As expected, higher education seems to eliminate the low income persistence for these vulnerable groups and allow convergence of incomes towards their average. This indicates the potential role of education in not only breaking the cycle of poverty for those trapped in it, but also its ability to allow increased recovery from income shocks.
000009924 650__ $$aCommunity/Rural/Urban Development
000009924 650__ $$aLabor and Human Capital
000009924 6531_ $$aIncome growth
000009924 6531_ $$aincome persistence
000009924 6531_ $$aconvergence
000009924 6531_ $$aeducation
000009924 6531_ $$aKenya
000009924 700__ $$aMathenge, Mary K.
000009924 700__ $$aTschirley, David L.
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000009924 982__ $$gAmerican Agricultural Economics Association>2007 Annual Meeting, July 29-August 1, 2007, Portland, Oregon
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