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dc.contributor.authorFahy Bryceson, Deborah*
dc.contributor.authorHowe, John*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:47:09Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:47:09Zen
dc.date.issued1997-02-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614529754738en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130249en
dc.descriptionIn the context of economic and technological change in the late twentieth century, the World Bank's World Development Report 1995 combines the themes of labour and the global market, celebrating the triumph of the market in efficient labour-allocation worldwide. The World Bank's emphasis on boosting Africa's agricultural export capacity ignores the prevailing hostile conditions which African products encounter on the world market, and the current tendency towards agricultural labour displacement. 'Labour flight', particularly of youth, signals African farmers' own disenchantment with farming under present liberalised market conditions. The narrowness of the World Bank's policy vision for Africa avoids the social and political implications of rural labour displacement as well as the need for human-capital investment in rural areas. This article argues that the alternative to human-capital investment now may be war and expensive disaster-relief for decades to come.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
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dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/african-rural-labour-and-the-world-bank-an-alternative-perspective-130249
dc.subjectFood and livelihoods
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.titleAfrican rural labour and the World Bank: An alternative perspectiveen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordAgriculture
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordLabour standards
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.number1en
prism.volume7en
dc.year.issuedate1997en


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