publication . Article . 1991

The 'Green Revolution' and Labour Absorption in Bangladesh Agriculture: The Relevance of the East Asian Experience

Alauddin, M.; Clem Tisdell;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 1991 Journal: The Pakistan Development Review, volume 30, issue 2, pages 173-188
<jats:p>The bulk of analytic/empiricalliterature following the 'Green Revolution' contends that agricultural labour absorption in most, if not all, contemporary Asian countries is likely to follow the historical pattern of East Asia, especially Taiwan and Japan. This paper examines the relevance of East Asian experience for increased labour intensity in agriculture in Bangladesh in the post-'Green Revolution' period. Using labour coefficient data for a wide range of crops, the analysis is carried out on an annual basis as well as for crop seasons. Observed pauerns are analysed and likely determinants are identified. The findings of the paper indicate limited rel...
free text keywords: Economy, Geography, Asian country, East Asia, Green Revolution, Empirical literature, Far East, Agriculture, business.industry, business, Development economics
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