The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Collective Agriculture

  • Peter Nollan
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The socialist countries have generally modelled their rural institutions on those of the USSR in the 1930s. For the most part, means of production were owned by the so-called collective, farmwork was ‘collectively’ organized, and personal income ‘collectively’ distributed. At their peak, over one-third of the world’s farmers worked under this system.

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