ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Agricultural Productivity, Unemployment and Landholdings Structure-Some Tentative Hypotheses

and Landholdings Structure Some Tentative Hypotheses S K Sanyal Apart from the fairly well known inverse relationship between holding size and productivity, little is known about the role of other landholding characteristics like tenancy, landlessness, absentee landlordism, possession of working animals and agricultural implements, ownership of assets, inequalities in distribution of ownership/operational holdings on productivity in agriculture. This facet forms the main focus on this study The paper also seeks to evaluate the importance of various structural ratios with respect to the inequality in the distribution of operational holdings, taken generally as an index of income distribution in the rural areas. Further the impact of landholding characteristics on the employment/unemployment situation in the rural areas is also studied.

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