Peasant Economics: Farm Households in Agrarian Development / Edition 2

Peasant Economics: Farm Households in Agrarian Development / Edition 2

by Frank Ellis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521457114

ISBN-13: 9780521457118

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a revised and expanded edition of a popular textbook on the economics of farm households in developing countries. The second edition retains the same building blocks designed to explore household decision-making in a social context. Key topics are efficiency, risk, time allocation, gender, agrarian contracts, farm size and technological change. For these

Overview

This is a revised and expanded edition of a popular textbook on the economics of farm households in developing countries. The second edition retains the same building blocks designed to explore household decision-making in a social context. Key topics are efficiency, risk, time allocation, gender, agrarian contracts, farm size and technological change. For these and other topics, household economic behavior represents the outcome of social interactions within the household, and market interactions outside the household. A new chapter on the environment combines exposition of economic tools not previously covered in the book with examination of household and community decision-making in relation to environmental resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521457118
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
Wye Studies in Agricultural and Rural Development Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Peasants, Economics, Political Economy: 1. Peasants; 2. The neoclassical theory of farm production; 3. Elements of peasant political economy; Part II. The Theory of the Optimising Peasant: 4. The profit-maximising peasant; 5. The risk-averse peasant; 6. The drudgery-averse peasant; 7. The farm household peasant; 8. The sharecropping peasant; Part III. Inside the Peasant Household: 9. Women in the peasant household; Part IV. Further Topics and Overview: 10. Farm size and factor productivity; 11. Technical change; 12. Environment; 13. Peasant economics in perspective; References; Index.

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