DIFFERENTIAL RETURNS TO LABOR IN INDIAN AGRICULTURE

This article explores the speed of adjustment in Indian agricultural labor markets to changing economic circumstances. Agricultural wages in sixteen states during 1970-86 are analyzed. Results indicate that agricultural wages adjust quickly toward their long-run values, completing about one-fifth to one-fourth of the adjustment per year. Results also suggest strong linkages between the agricultural and nonagricultural labor markets. Interstate agricultural productivity differences have risen substantially in the last twenty-five years, and many feel this has led to a disintegration of the agricultural labor market. The findings suggest an indirect integration may be occurring through migration to nonagriculture.


Issue Date:
1991-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/28820
Published in:
Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 20, Number 1
Page range:
24-32
Total Pages:
9




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