Sharecropping contracts in rural India: A note

  title={Sharecropping contracts in rural India: A note},
  author={Ananish Chaudhuri and Pushkar Maitra},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Asia},
  pages={107 - 99}
Abstract In this article we examine the terms of sharecropping contracts using data from rural India. We examine the effect of - (1) the sharing of input costs between landlord and tenant; (2) the tenant's capacity to borrow; and (3) the existence of outside employment opportunities for the tenant — on the share parameter. We regress the share paid by the household on a set of cultivating household and village level characteristics and find that cost sharing and the existence of outside… 
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