The Economics of the Middle East

Land Ownership Inequality and Rural Factor Markets in Turkey

A Study for Critically Evaluating Market Friendly Reforms

Authors: Ünal, F.

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Ünal uses Turkey as a case study to investigate the effectiveness and efficiency of land and labor markets in spreading economic opportunities within agriculture and its ability to reduce rural poverty. 

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"Fatma Gül Ünal exposes the historic and geographic basis of Turkey's rural poverty and land inequality, which have recently increased, despite general economic success. Her new fieldwork confirms that - contrary to prevailing prejudice - smaller, more equal farms, reliant on family rather than hired labour, are more efficient than larger, machine-intensive farms in most of Turkey, mainly because labor-management is less costly. Yet, as this excellent book shows, exclusive reliance on markets cannot reduce Turkey's land inequality, so land reform is needed for efficient farming - as well as to reduce rural unemployment and poverty, and hence ethnic, regional, and class tensions." - Michael Lipton, member of the Council of the Overseas Development Institute, London, and recipient of Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why Agriculture?

    Ünal, Fatma Gül

    Pages 1-38

  • A Portrait of Turkish Agriculture: Inequality and its Discontents

    Ünal, Fatma Gül

    Pages 39-62

  • Sharecropping or Fixed-Rent Tenancy?

    Ünal, Fatma Gül

    Pages 63-94

  • Testing for Inverse Size-Yield Relationship in Turkish Agriculture

    Ünal, Fatma Gül

    Pages 95-127

  • Market Failure and Land Concentration in Turkey

    Ünal, Fatma Gül

    Pages 129-152

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Hardcover $115.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land Ownership Inequality and Rural Factor Markets in Turkey
Book Subtitle
A Study for Critically Evaluating Market Friendly Reforms
Authors
Series Title
The Economics of the Middle East
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-11088-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137110886
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-12021-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 206
Topics