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|Title: ||The Effects on Agrarian Contracts of a Governmental Intervention into Bonded Labor in the Western Terai of Nepal|
|Authors: ||Hatlebakk, Magnus|
|Keywords: ||Tied labor|
|Issue Date: ||2006 |
|Publisher: ||Chr. Michelsen Institute|
|Series/Report no.: ||CMI Working paper|
WP 2006: 6
|Abstract: ||We study an effective intervention into a specific form of bonded labor.
The intervention led to a shift in agrarian contracts, from bonded labor to sharecropping. By comparing the pre- and post-liberation contracts we evaluate theoretical models of agrarian contracts. We suggest three mechanisms that jointly explain why landlords offered bonded labor contracts pre-liberation.
One mechanism we apply to define bonded labor in contrast to tied labor.
The mechanism, where the outside option as casual labor is endogenously determined by the choice of long-term contract, implies a trade-off for the landlord between efficiency and redistribution of surplus.|
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