Rural Wage Labor Infographic
Why does wage work matter for reducing extreme poverty?
- Wage labor is the most important form of income for the extreme poor.
- Even for the comparatively “less poor,” who derive significant income as smallholders, wage labor is an important share of income portfolios.
- Wage labor will become even more important as agricultural economies evolve.
Produced in partnership between Microlinks and USAID’s Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, this infographic is a visual aid designed to complement the presentation of findings from the extensive evidence review “Wage Labor, Agriculture-Based Economies, and Pathways out of Poverty” (Mueller and Chan 2015).