Migration, Mechanization, And Agricultural Labor Markets In Egypt
Edited By Alan Richards Copyright 1983
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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.
Introduction -- Agricultural Labor Markets in Egypt -- Labor Shortages in Egyptian Agriculture -- Livestock and Small Farmer Labor Supply -- Taharil Laborers in Egypt -- Emigration and Rural Egypt -- Who is Migrating Where? An Overview of International Labor Migration in the Arab World -- The Demand for Egyptian Labor Abroad -- Socio-Economic Impact of Emigration from a Giza Village -- Mechanization: Causes and Consequences -- Mechanization Decisions in Egyptian Agriculture -- The Social Impact of Mechanization -- Public Policy and the Demand for Mechanization in Egyptian Agriculture -- Policy Perspectives -- Agricultural Prices, Farm Mechanization, and the Demand for Labor -- Wages, Prices, and Farm Mechanization in Egypt: The Need for an Integrated Policy -- Mechanical Technology in Egyptian, Indian, and Pakistani Agriculture: An Induced Innovation Perspective