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dc.contributor.authorFoster, Andrew D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRosenzweig, Mark R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-20T13:14:38Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-20T13:14:38Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/59127-
dc.description.abstractWe show empirically using panel data at the plot and farm level and based on a model incorporating supervision costs, risk, credit-market imperfections and scale-economies associated with mechanization that small-scale farming is inefficient in India. Larger farms are more profitable per acre, more mechanized, less constrained in input use after bad shocks, and employ less per-acre labor than small farms. Based on our structural estimates of the effects of farm size on labor use and the distribution of Indian landholdings, we estimate that over 20% of the Indian agricultural labor force is surplus if minimum farm scale is 20 acres.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherYale Univ., Economic Growth Center New Haven, Conn.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCenter Discussion Paper, Economic Growth Center 991en_US
dc.subject.jelO13en_US
dc.subject.jelO16en_US
dc.subject.jelO53en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordagricultureen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordscaleen_US
dc.subject.keywordprofitsen_US
dc.subject.keywordlaboren_US
dc.subject.keywordtractorsen_US
dc.titleIs there surplus labor in rural India?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn64130949Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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