This book presents an integrated analysis of the dynamics of the economics of households and farm production in the setting of a polygynous family structure and traditional agriculture in sub-Saharan rural Africa. It focuses on some basic facts about poverty among the farm people of rural Africa.
Part I: Introduction 1. Introduction: The Data and the Sample Region Part II: The Economics of the Family 2. The Economics of Polygyny and the Household Demand for Children 3. Time Allocation, Home Production and the Economic Contributions of Women and Children 4. Household Migration Decisions Part III: Economics of Farming Systems 5. The Economics of Small Farms, the Traditional Farming System and Schooling 6. The Economics of Animal Traction 7. Agricultural Research in the Region and New Farm Technology: Adoption Problems and Prospects