Family Labourforce as a Determinant of Tenancy-Labour Interlinked Contract
AbstractIn this interlinked contract land market is tied with labour market. The landlord leases-out small size of land to the landless agricultural labour households under fixed rent system prior to agricultural peak season on the basis of their commitment to work under his field through out that season. A household can bind itself in such a contract if and only if it has certain number of family labour force. But which households can ultimately tie them in such a contract is totally decided by the market force in that village economy where the family labour force is the determining factor. The paper also shows that this interlinked contract may generate involuntary unemployment in the agricultural labour market and under certain conditions the tied households can not only cross the reservation level of income but also can cross the poverty line.
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Date of creation: 26 Oct 2007
Date of revision: 21 Dec 2007
Family Farming; Agricultural Labour Market; Interlinked Contract; Poverty;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J43 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Agricultural Labor Markets
- I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2008-03-15 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2008-03-15 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2008-03-15 (Labour Economics)
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- Basu, Kaushik, 1983. "The Emergence of Isolation and Interlinkage in Rural Markets," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 35(2), pages 262-80, July.
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