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The Impact of the Urban Income per capita on the Agricultural Output: A Case Study of pre-1975 Iran

  • Kamran Afshar


The purpose of this paper is to test the impact of urban demand on agricultural output. The first part of the paper is a review of some of the theories of unlimited supply of labour and their applicability to the Iranian agricultural sector. The second part is devoted to building a model and testing it.


Labour Force Agricultural Sector Marginal Productivity Agricultural Output Subsistence Level 
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