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Labour Shedding and the Growth in Productivity

Robert C. Allen

in Enclosure and the Yeoman: The Agricultural Development of the South Midlands 1450-1850

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198282969
eISBN:
9780191684425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282969.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the advantages of large farms, primarily labour productivity. It has been previously believed that large farms had no advantage over small using corn yields as the measure of ... More


Farms as Factories: The Emergence of Large-Scale Farming

Deborah Fitzgerald

in Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088137
eISBN:
9780300133417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088137.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter considers the emergence of large-scale farms, which were the most visible example of the changes in the first decade of the twentieth century. Not all such farms were industrial in ... More


Transformation: From Sustainably Productive Agriculture to Industry?

Uma Lele, Manmohan Agarwal, and Sambuddha Goswami

in Food for All: International Organizations and the Transformation of Agriculture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780198755173
eISBN:
9780191816536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755173.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter explores issues of farm size, productivity, and structural transformation, as well as the reasons underlying performance. Productivity growth is crucial to structural transformation, and ... More


The Geographical Diversity of Rural Household Production

Judith Pallot and Tat'yana Nefedova

in Russia's Unknown Agriculture: Household Production in Post-Socialist Rural Russia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199227419
eISBN:
9780191917424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199227419.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

In the first chapter we introduced the reader to a variety of different types of household agricultural producers and we also suggested that the character of production is shaped by specific sets ... More


A Complex Relationship: A Natural and Cultural History of Humans and Their Livestock

F. Bailey Norwood and Jayson L. Lusk

in Compassion, by the Pound: The Economics of Farm Animal Welfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199551163
eISBN:
9780191808593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199551163.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter deals with how farm animals are traditionally treated, in terms of ways of feeding, housing, and caring for them. Technological advances have raised human living standards, and in some ... More


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