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

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Size-Productivity Revisited

In this article, the authors propose to come back to the much-debated alleged inverse relation between farm size and productivity. Our discussion will be presented in four parts. In Part /, we shall try to take a view about the statistical validity of the alleged relationship, taking into account the latest statistical works of others. In Part II, we shall discuss it from fresh results, involving grouped data which are presented in this article. In Part III, we shall take yet another look at the 'cheap labour based explanation9 advanced by A K Sen, with the help of fresh statistical exercises. In Part IV, we shall present our understanding of the alleged relationship where it holds and its policy implications.

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