The Meaning of Kinship in Sharecropping Contracts

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Elisabeth Sadoulet

University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy

Alain de Janvry

University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy

Seiichi Fukui

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 1997

Abstract

Analysis of a household survey from the Philippines shows that the behavior of sharecroppers with a kinship relation with their landlord is not affected by the disincentive effects of product and factor sharing, while behavior of the other sharecroppers responds to the contract terms. We characterize the meaning of kinship ties through a survey of opinion conducted among tenants. The survey shows that kin landlords help or are expected to help more frequently in case of emergency than other landlords, and they do so with a wider range of instruments, providing the incentive for cooperative behavior in sharecropping contracts among kin.

Keywords: efficiency, kinship, sharecropping, O130, Q140, Q150

Suggested Citation

Sadoulet, Elisabeth and de Janvry, Alain and Fukui, Seiichi, The Meaning of Kinship in Sharecropping Contracts (May 1997). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 79, Issue 2, pp. 394-406, 1997, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3562583 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1244138

Elisabeth Sadoulet (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy ( email )

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Alain De Janvry

University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy ( email )

2607 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720-7320
United States

Seiichi Fukui

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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