Poverty and Landlessness in Rural Asia. A World Employment Study. Geneva: International Labour Office. 1977: pp.288.

Warren C. Robinson


This is a remarkable volume. Not so much for what it says as
much as for what it never gets around to saying. The introduction states
that this is the "first major research study to be published under the
rural component" of the World Employment Programme. The volume consists
of studies of various aspects of rural income distribution in: Pakistan
(S.M. Naseem); Indian Punjab (Indira Rajaraman); Uttar Pradesh (Rohini
Nayyor); Bihar (Rohini Nayyor); Tamil Nadu (C.T. Kurien); Bangla¬desh
(A.R. Khan); Sri Lanka (E.L.H. Lee); West Malaysia (E.L.H. Lee); Java
(Ingrid Palmer); Philippines (A.R. Khan); and China (A.R. Khan). There
is also an anonymous introduction which attempts a synthesis and

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30541/v17i3pp.378-379


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