Boda-bodas rule : Non-agricultural activities and their inequality implications in Western Kenya

  title={Boda-bodas rule : Non-agricultural activities and their inequality implications in Western Kenya},
  author={Toman Omar Mahmoud},
  • Toman Omar Mahmoud
  • Published 2007
Engagement in non-agricultural activities in rural areas can be classified into survival-led or opportunity-led. Survival-led diversification would decrease inequality by increasing the incomes of poorer households and thus reduce poverty. By contrast, opportunity-led diversification would increase inequality and have a minor effect on poverty, as it tends to be confined to non-poor households. Using data from Western Kenya, we confirm the existence of the differently motivated diversification… CONTINUE READING


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