Does Off-Farm Labor Relax Farmers' Credit Constraints? Evidence from Longitudinal Data for Vietnam

30 Pages Posted: 23 May 2008

See all articles by Marco Stampini

Marco Stampini

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Benjamin Davis

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Date Written: March 2008

Abstract

We examine the relationship between participation in non-agricultural labor activities and farming production decisions, focusing on the use of inputs. In particular, we are interested in the hypothesis that income from non-agricultural labor relaxes credit constraints. Using longitudinal data for Vietnam from 1993-98, we find that households participating in non-agricultural labor activities, consistently with our hypothesis, spend significantly more on seeds, services, hired labor and livestock inputs.

Keywords: rural labor markets, linkages, credit constraints, Vietnam

JEL Classification: J43, Q12

Suggested Citation

Stampini, Marco and Davis, Benjamin, Does Off-Farm Labor Relax Farmers' Credit Constraints? Evidence from Longitudinal Data for Vietnam (March 2008). IZA Working Paper No. 3403, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1136208 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0042-7092.2007.00700.x

Marco Stampini (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Benjamin Davis

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ( email )

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome, Lazio 00100
Italy

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
55
Abstract Views
754
rank
455,338
PlumX Metrics