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Income Distribution and Alternative Organizational Forms Within the Rural Sector

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers

Published in print February 2002 | ISBN: 9780199253579
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601682 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199253579.003.0008
Income Distribution and Alternative Organizational Forms Within the Rural Sector

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The effects are analysed of goods pricing and taxation policies on the distribution of welfare and real incomes (wages) of diverse individuals within the rural sector. It is then shown how the analysis can be expanded to incorporate specific institutions (the examples used are extended-family farming, share-cropping, and plantations), and rigidities (leading, for instance, to unemployment in the rural sector) that might be important in particular less developed countries (LDCs.)

Keywords: economic analysis; extended-family farming; income distribution; institutions; less developed countries (LDCs); plantations; prices; pricing policy; rural sector; share-cropping; taxation; taxes; welfare distribution

Chapter.  7656 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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