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Land fragmentation and its implications for productivity: evidence from Southern India

Jha, Raghbendra; Nagarajan, Hari K; Prasanna, Subbarayan


In developing economies land reform, in particular land redistribution has occupied a central role in debates about poverty — particularly chronic poverty — alleviation in rural areas. Even if it were accepted that land redistribution could alleviate poverty the enthusiasm for such redistribution needs to be tempered with consideration of the potential efficiency effects of land fragmentation. The fragmentation of land holdings could rise with land fragmentation. In turn, land fragmentation...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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