Rural industrialization objectives: The income-employment conflict

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This paper examines the existence of a trade-off between employment and income levels as objectives of rural industrialization. The theoretical approach suggested in order to explain conflicting views regarding the relations between these objectives treats separately static conditions, dynamic conditions and long-term projections. Some of these considerations are tested using empirical data relating to rural industrialization in Northeast Brazil. The conclusions reached refer to some indications of optimal industrialization policies for the achievement of alternative development objectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-140
Number of pages12
JournalWorld Development
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics


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