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Population Growth, Employment Expansion and Technological Change

Christopher Bliss, Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas Stern

in Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198288329
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596599 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198288328.003.0003
 Population Growth, Employment Expansion and Technological Change

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Provides a detailed examination of the key forces of change in Palanpur over the survey period. The more than doubling of the village population over the survey period is analysed. The expansion of non‐farm employment opportunities outside the village is documented. The determinants of access to and income from non‐farm sources are studied. Changing agricultural practices are assessed. Agricultural technologies, land‐utilization practices, cropping patterns, and yields are found to have undergone significant change.

Keywords: agricultural technology; crop yields; cropping patterns; employment opportunities; land utilization; non‐farm income; population growth

Chapter.  23328 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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