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Heterogeneity of family and hired labor in agriculture: a test using farm-level data from India and Malaysia


, : Heterogeneity of family and hired labor in agriculture: a test using farm-level data from India and Malaysia. Center Discussion Paper, Economic Growth Center, Yale University (444): 27

The paper tests the hypothesis that family and hired labour are perfect substitutes in agricultural production, and estimates the elasticity of substitution between the two kinds of labour, using household-level data from two different regions: India and Malaysia. The estimated production function allows a variable elasticity of substitution between hired and family labour.

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