Off-farm employment of farm households in Korea: issues and policy implications

Suh JinKyo

Journal of Rural Development Seoul 24(2): 189-202


Accession: 003868629

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This study identifies the reasons why recent trends in off-farm employment and non-farm income of farm households in Korea show a sluggish growth. It is emphasized that in upper developing countries like Korea, policymakers wishing to promote growth in the rural non-farm economy must look at the long-term trend in the rural or farm labour force. The selection of unbalanced growth strategies is apt to cause a shortage of labour in rural areas in the long run.