Rural Wage Labor Infographic

  • Date Posted: May 5, 2015
  • Organizations: Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development Project
  • Document Types: Other, Primer or Brief
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

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).