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Is There Surplus Labor in Rural India?

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  • Foster, Andrew D.

    (Brown University)

  • Rosenzweig, Mark R.

    (Yale University)

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We show empirically using panel data at the plot and farm level and based on a model

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  • Foster, Andrew D. & Rosenzweig, Mark R., 2010. "Is There Surplus Labor in Rural India?," Working Papers 85, Yale University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecl:yaleco:85
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