Testing between Competing Models of Sharecropping

  title={Testing between Competing Models of Sharecropping},
  author={Radwan Ali Shaban},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  pages={893 - 920}
  • R. A. Shaban
  • Published 1 October 1987
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
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