ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Diversification of Economic Activities and Non-Agricultural Employment in Rural Gujarat

Non-Agricultural Employment in Rural Gujarat Jeemol Unni A household may diversify its activities by increasing the number of workers in the household or by the participation of each member in more than one economic activity. The latter is the focus of the discussion here. This paper views diversification of economic activities and participation in non-agricultural employment from the perspective of an individual worker in a rural household. His/her decisions regarding whether to participate in economic activity, the number of activities to undertake and the sector (agriculture or non-agriculture) of activity are combined and analysed in a single multiple choice model.

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