This book presents an analysis of Yemen's progress towards economic self-sufficiency. The study reveals that minimal investment opportunities and migration-induced labor shortages has driven wages up so much that labor-intensive agriculture is no longer viable and it is cheaper to import grain.
1. Introduction and Survey of Literature 2. Geography, Climate, and Recent History 3. Subsistence Agriculture, Nutrition, and Cash Cropping 4. History and Pattern of Yemeni Emigration 5. The Economic Consequences of Emigration 6. Summary, Conclusions, and Speculations