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Enhancing the Labour Absorption Capacity of Pacific Agriculture

Duncan, Ronald


In this policy note I wish to make four points. First, for most of the Pacific island countries (including Papua New Guinea), but particularly for the larger land-rich Melanesian countries, the present focus for employment for the bulk of the population and for economic growth should be on promoting productivity growth in agriculture. Second, while having some benefits for Pacific countries, the movement of unskilled Pacific labour to Australia and New Zealand can make little contribution to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Economic Bulletin


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