Peasant Economics: Farm Households and Agrarian Development

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Key topics are efficiency, risk, time allocation, gender, agrarian contracts, farm size and technological change as well as the environment, in a revised and expanded edition of this popular textbook on the economics of farm households in developing countries,
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Overview

Key topics are efficiency, risk, time allocation, gender, agrarian contracts, farm size and technological change as well as the environment, in a revised and expanded edition of this popular textbook on the economics of farm households in developing countries,
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Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
1 Peasants 3
2 The neoclassical theory of farm production 17
3 Elements of peasant political economy 45
4 The profit maximising peasant 65
5 The risk-averse peasant 82
6 The drudgery-averse peasant 105
7 The farm household peasant 123
8 The sharecropping peasant 146
9 Women in the peasant household 171
10 Farm size and factor productivity 201
11 Technical change 223
12 Environment 248
13 Peasant economics in perspective 276
References 286
Author index 299
Subject Index 303
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