This book addresses the impact of labor emigration, the structure and functioning of agricultural labor markets, and the causes and consequences of farm mechanization in Egypt. It argues that agricultural mechanization and government policy are very closely intertwined.
1. Introduction Part 1: Agricultural Labor Markets in Egypt 2. Labor Shortages in Egyptian Agriculture 3. Livestock and Small Farmer Labor Supply 4. Tarahil Laborers in Egypt Part 2: Emigration and Rural Egypt 5. Who is Migrating Where? An Overview of International Labor Migration in the Arab World 6. The Demand for Egyptian Labor Abroad 7. Socio-Economic Impact of Emigration from a Giza Village Part 3: Mechanization: Causes and Consequences 8. Mechanization Decisions in Egyptian Agriculture 9. The Social Impact of Mechanization 10. Public Policy and the Demand for Mechanization in Egyptian Agriculture Part 4: Policy Perspectives 11. Agricultural Prices, Farm Mechanization, and the Demand for Labor 12. Wages, Prices, and Farm Mechanization in Egypt: The Need for an Integrated Policy 13. Mechanical Technology in Egyptian, Indian, and Pakistani Agriculture: An Induced Innovation Perspective