Testing between Competing Models of Sharecropping

@article{Shaban1987TestingBC,
  title={Testing between Competing Models of Sharecropping},
  author={R. A. Shaban},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  year={1987},
  volume={95},
  pages={893 - 920}
}
  • R. A. Shaban
  • Published 1987
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
The "Marshallian" approach assumes a prohibitively hight cost of monitor ing the sharecropper's activities while the "monitoring" approach a rgues that landlords stipulate and effectively monitor sharecroppers' activities. The author presents new evidence using detailed data col lected from eight Indian villages. Most tenants own some land of thei r own; this provides a controlled environment in studying the impact of contractual arrangements. The differences in input and output inte nsities on… Expand
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