Income Distribution in the Agricultural Sector of Thailand

Empirical Analysis and Policy Options

by Jenny Müller (Author)
Thesis 289 Pages


This volume analyses rising income disparities in the agricultural sector of Thailand with the aim to find income determining factors. The empirical analysis of single household income data shows that, surprisingly, income is not determined by factors like the size of holding, regional location or farm type. Only land productivity and off-farm income are found to strongly determine the household's economic position. Based on this result, the study analyses and discusses selected policy measures that would positively influence these two factors. This study concludes that the more these policies are integrated into a consistent and comprehensive 'equity cum growth' development strategy, the more likely they are to further growth and distribution at the same time.


ISBN (Softcover)
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien, 1996. 289 pp., 33 fig., 88 tab.

Biographical notes

Jenny Müller (Author)

The Author: Jenny Müller is a national from Germany, who was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1966. She received her Master degree in Economics from the University of Hohenheim, Germany. This publication is based on research conducted at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, which led to a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Hohenheim. Jenny Müller is currently working for the International Found for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome.


Title: Income Distribution in the Agricultural Sector of Thailand