The double hurdle model is used to analyse the off-farm labour decisions of small-scale agricultural household members in the Shamva District of Zimbabwe. The approach permits the joint modelling of the decision to participate in the labour market and the decision regarding the amount of time allocated to work. Results indicate that a number of variables (notably, gender, education and assets) indeed have effects which are qualitatively and quantitatively different in terms of participation and hours worked. Overall, the empirical analysis confirms the importance of individual characteristics (such as gender and education) and household/farm characteristics (e.g. land area accessible to the household, productive assets, remittances and the agricultural terms of trade) in influencing the labour market decisions of rural household members. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - May 2004|
- Double hurdle model
- Off-farm labour supply