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On Measuring the Contribution of Human Capital to Agricultural Production

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  • K. P. Kalirajan

    (Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University)

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The issue of the appropriate balance in emphasis between efficient choice of technology and efficient use of the chosen technology has, in recent years, received too little attention-it being granted, erroneously, that people can operate the technology efficiently. In this context, the importance of human capital need not be overemphasized here. This paper analyses a methodology to measure the contribution of human capital to agricultural production. The workability of the model is examined with the cross section data from the Philippines covering the period 1984-85. The results show that there are wide variations in the contribution of human capital to production. The study also makes an attempt to identify the factors causing such variations.

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Article provided by Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics in its journal Indian Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 24 (1989)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
Pages: 247-261

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Handle: RePEc:dse:indecr:v:24:y:1989:i:2:p:247-261

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  3. Tim J. Coelli, 1995. "Recent Developments In Frontier Modelling And Efficiency Measurement," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 39(3), pages 219-245, December.

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