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Tenant characteristics and the choice of tenurial contracts in rural India

Ananish Chaudhuri () and Pushkar Maitra ()

Journal of International Development, 2001, vol. 13, issue 2, 169-181

Abstract: Existing theoretical models of land tenancy predict that more experienced workers will be offered tenancy contracts while the less experienced ones will be offered wage contracts. Using data from three Indian villages we map from the set of agent and plot-level characteristics to the set of contracts offered on each plot. We find that tenants are older than wage labourers. In the set of tenants, older workers tend to be cash renters. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Date: 2001
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DOI: 10.1002/jid.722

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