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An explanation of share tenancy in terms of unemployment, social norms and power

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  • Debarshi Das

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Due to persistent unemployment, peasant families in developing countries tend to employ more labour on the leased in land plots than a capitalist would. In labour surplus societies, therefore, landlords may earn higher surplus from leasing out land than from self-cultivation. By endogenising disguised unemployment this paper shows that greater power and unity of landlords and conservative social norms may explain the persistence of share tenancy in developing economies.

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  • Debarshi Das, 2009. "An explanation of share tenancy in terms of unemployment, social norms and power," The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(4), pages 527-540.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jitecd:v:18:y:2009:i:4:p:527-540
    DOI: 10.1080/09638190903217651
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