Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/242702
Authors: 
Aryal, Jeetendra P.
Holden, Stein T.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Centre for Land Tenure Studies Working Paper No. 06/11
Publisher: 
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Centre for Land Tenure Studies (CLTS), Ås
Abstract: 
This paper provides new evidence on the caste-related land productivity differential and its explanations in rural Nepal using household plot panel data. Low-caste households are found to have significantly higher land productivity on their owner-operated plots as compared to high-caste households. A comparison between the rented in land of low-caste and the owneroperated land of high-caste households showed that the former has significantly higher land productivity. No significant Marshallian inefficiency was found in the case of low-caste tenant households. Land productivity differences are explained by transaction costs in the labor market and caste discrimination rather than the disincentive effect of sharecropping
Subjects: 
land productivity
high-caste landlords
low-caste tenants
transaction costs
sharecropping
market imperfections
Nepal
JEL: 
Q12
Q15
ISBN: 
978-82-7490-205-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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