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Implications of sharecropping for technology design in Northeast Brazil

  title={Implications of sharecropping for technology design in Northeast Brazil},
  author={Pasquale L. Scandizzo},
The purpose of this chapter is to analyze some effects of the economic dependence between sharecroppers and landlords on technological progress in Northeast Brazil. The model takes into account risk and considers the case of land- and labor-augmenting technological progress. The results indicate that under certain conditions, sharecroppers and landlords are both likely to oppose technological progress, the sharecroppers because it would be associated with increased riskiness of the farming… Expand
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