Economics of Share-Cropping in Haryana (India) Agriculture

F. S. Bagi


This study shows that most share -croppers are small farmers.
There is some evidence that technical efficiency is lower on
share-cropping farms. There is significant allocative inefficiency on
both share-cropping and owner-operated farms, but neither group has
definite advantage in allocating every input. Above all, there does not
seem to be any inherent inefficiencies in the "voluntary sharecropping
system". Share-croppers make intensive use of labour, and in the absence
of gainful off-farm employment opportunities, share-cropping provides
them necessary supplementary income.

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