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Relative Efficiency of the Sharecropper Revisited

We contend here, in the main, that resource use on the land leased-in by the share tenant is unlikely to be less than that put in by their landlord under personal cultivation of the land. In trying to address the question as to why the empirical evidence on the efficiency of sharecropping tenancy is mixed, we note that the tenant leasing-in land from a big landlord, while being as efficient as their landlord, would prove less efficient than the tenant leasing-in land from a small landlord.

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