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B. Theoretical Perspectives on Sharecropping

Sharecropping has proved the commonplace rental contract in many areas of the world during some period of the rural economy. It scarcely needs mentioning that this relationship is still an important facet of many agricultures, most notably where capitalism has not developed or has done so only tenuously. It is not surprising, therefore, that sharecropping has elicited much academic interest, discussion and investigation, and more significantly, a substantial volume of government legislation, often ineffective and of questionable intent.