The effect of new rice technology of [!] income distribution in agricultural households in West Bengal, India
Date of Award
Honors College Theses
Dr. Calvin Walker
Dr. Rogers J. Newman
Dr. Beverly Wade
The emergence of the high-yielding varieties (HYVs) as alternatives to traditional varieties (IVS) of wheat, rice, and several other crops has been a major event in many developing countries during the last two decades. The output, income, and employment-augmenting effects of this modern technology have been documented in many regions of the world. The existing studies have focused on aggregate economic· indicators at national, regional, and sectoral levels. However, questions regarding the effects of higher levels of production on the distribution of income among rural families have been asked. This study assesses alternative sources of income supporting agricultural households in West Bengal, India, and determines the extent to which different income sources contribute to greater equality, or to greater inequality, among Indian agricultural households.
Neal, Ellyn N., "The effect of new rice technology of [!] income distribution in agricultural households in West Bengal, India" (1996). Electronic Dissertations and Theses. 114.