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Wage-Homestead Tenancies: Technological Dualism and Tenant Household Size


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  • Andrew W. Horowitz
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    A widespread but little-studied tenancy in the developing world entails the exchange of labor for access to a homestead and a wage. This paper models two distinguishing features of this tenancy: technological dualism between the landlord's and tenants' plot, and landlord preferences over tenant household size. When wages are time denominated, moral hazard may provide incentive for landlords to resist innovation on the homestead. Landlords are shown to prefer larger tenant households under a time wage than under piece-rate. I argue that landlord preferences over tenant household size may have important effects that are ignored in the literature.

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    Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

    Volume (Year): 72 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 370-380

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    Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:72:y:1996:i:3:p:370-380

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    1. Jean-Louis Combes & Samuel Guerineau & Pascale Combes Motel, 2011. "Deforestation and credit cycles in Latin American countries," Working Papers, HAL halshs-00556809, HAL.
    2. Ravenscroft, Neil & Gibbard, Roger & Markwell, Susan, 1999. "Private Sector Agricultural Tenancy Arrangements In Europe: Themes And Dimensions; A Critical Review Of Current Literature," Working Papers, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Land Tenure Center 12773, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Land Tenure Center.


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