The “real” puzzle of share-cropping: why is it disappearing?

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dc.contributor.author FEDERICO, Giovanni
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-11T13:40:19Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-11T13:40:19Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Continuity and change, 2006, 21, 2, 261-285 en
dc.identifier.issn 0268-4160
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/11563
dc.description.abstract Most of the literature on sharecropping deals with the reasons for the adoption of an allegedly irrational contract. Empirical testing of theoretical hypotheses is comparatively under-developed and the data on the worldwide diffusion of sharecropping are very scarce. This article argues that sharecropping is much less common than is sometimes assumed and that its share of total land has been decreasing. These ‘stylized facts’ are the ‘real’ puzzle that economic historians and theorists should try to explain.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title The “real” puzzle of share-cropping: why is it disappearing? en
dc.type Article en


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