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Tenancy, land redistribution, and economic growth : A case of Korea, 1920-1960

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Frame of Image hool) Duol Kim, Myongji University, Jea Hwan Hong, Korea Institute for National Unification Impact Evaluation Lab, KDI School of Public Policy and Management
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The Research Working Paper Series disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about Korea’s Development Experiences. An objective of the series is to get the findings out quickly, even if the presentations are less than fully polished. The papers carry the names of the authors and should be cited accordingly. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this paper are entirely those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the views of the KDI School and its affiliated organizations.
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Executive Summary …………………………………………………………………………………………… 7 Chapter 1. Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………… 9 Chapter 2. Tenancy and Land Reform: Literature Review ………………………………… (1) Basic Structure ………………………………………………………………………… (2) Efficiency of Sharecropping………………………………………………………… (3) Land Reform ……………………………………………………………………………… 11 11 12 14
Chapter 3. Land Redistribution and Agricultural Productivity …………………………… 16 (1) Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………… 16 (2) Land Ownership of Colonial Korea …………………………………………… 17 (3) Land Redistribution after the Liberation …………………………………… 19 (4) Strategy and Data ……………………………………………………………………… 21 (5) Tenancy and Productivity during the Colonial Period ………………… 23 (6) Land Reform and Agricultural Pro


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Title Tenancy, land redistribution, and economic growth
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A case of Korea, 1920-1960

Material Type Report
Author(English)

Kim, Duol; Hong, Jea Hwan

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[Sejong] : KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2017-12
Series Title; No Research Working Paper: Korea Economic Development Empirical Study Series
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Economy < Economic Administration
Territorial Development < National Land Development
Government and Law < Public Administration
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management
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Abstract

Agriculture is the largest and the most important industries in many developing countries. A typical pattern observed in these countries is high inequalities of land ownership, that is, a small number of people own large portion of arable lands and large number of farmers have a small piece of land or even don’t have anything. Farmers usually lease land wholly or partially from large landowners and pay typically 50% of their harvest. This tenancy or sharecropping contract imposes heavy burden on farmers, which results in their poverty. Scholars and policymakers claimed that the burden of rent lowers productivity of farmers and that the low income further prevents the farmers from investing for the future. These factors aggravate living condition of farmers and ultimately economic growth of the country...