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Wage Labour and Unfreedom in Agriculture
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Wage Labour and Unfreedom in Agriculture: An Indian Case Study

V. K. Ramachandran


This book addresses the question of how it is that so much growth and technical change can take place in agriculture and yet leave the position of agricultural labourers relatively unchanged. Much has been written on farmers and employers in LDC agriculture, but little that focuses on employees. This book will hopefully stimulate contribution to the study of labour markets and to development studies. In an area described as at the vanguard of agricultural development in Southern India, the author shows in some detail how limited the changes in the situation of labourers have been as agricultur ... More

Keywords: growth, technical change, agriculture, agricultural labourers, agricultural development, Southern India, constraints

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198286479
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286479.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

V. K. Ramachandran, author
Harvard University