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Farm size and land productivity in Indian agriculture: a reappraisal



Farm size and land productivity in Indian agriculture: a reappraisal



Journal of Development Studies 16(1): 27-49



This paper seeks to assess the significance of the celebrated inverse relationship between farm size and land productivity in the context of Indian agriculture. It is argued that the inverse relationship does not reflect a superiority of peasant production over wage-labour-based production as is often supposed. It exists independently of production relations and thus reflects only a static superiority of small-scale over large-scale production.

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DOI: 10.1080/00220387908421742


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