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SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES Let us now turn to the impact of these changes on the various rural social groups. On the whole, it appears that the new techniques (a) favoured large landowners over small, (b) helped to slow the fall of rural wage rates. These outcomes were the result of the distribution of ownership of resources, the pattern of resource use engendered by the technical changes, and government policy.