Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10620/18099
Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: The Agricultural Productivity Gap
Authors: Lagakos, D 
Gollin, D 
Waugh, M 
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: According to national accounts data, value added per worker is much higher in the nonagricultural sector than in agriculture in the typical country, and particularly so in developing countries. Taken at face value, this “agricultural productivity gap” suggests that labor is greatly misallocated across sectors. In this paper, we draw on newmicro evidence to ask to what extent the gap is still present when better measures of sector labor inputs and value added are taken into consideration. We find that even after considering sector differences in hours worked and human capital per worker, as well as alternative measures of sector output constructed from household survey data, a puzzlingly large gap remains.
URL: http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/12/11/qje.qjt056
Keywords: Employment -- Labour Markets; Employment -- Occupations and careers
Research collection: Journal Articles
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