Rural Poverty and the Landed Elite: South Asian Experience Revisited
This brief paper tries to highlight two important missing aspects for understanding poverty issues in developing countries. They are the economic analysis of the rural non-farm households, and the behavior of land markets. Taking South Asia as a case, this paper claims that without proper understanding of these aspects, it is difficult to formulate an effective solution to the poverty issue.
WP 2001-10 July 2001
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University