Title

The Dynamics of Agricultural Contribution to Economic Growth

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-1991

Department

Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs

Abstract

More than twenty-five years ago, Simon Kuznets formulated some procedures to measure the contribution of the agricultural sector to economic growth and development. This article provides a view of the experience of various countries at different stages of economic development to examine how they fare individually in terms of Kuznets's suggestions. A major objective is the exploration of relationships between the levels of income and agricultural product and labor contribution to economic growth. It was found, as Kuznets perceived, that the contribution declines as the level of income rises.

Publication Title

Review of Black Political Economy

Volume

20

Issue

1

First Page

5

Last Page

23