This book examines the case for and against collective farms in developing countries. Basing his account on a careful analysis of China's rural economy from the 1950s to the 1980s, the author argues that collective farms have serious shortcomings and that they are not the most suitable institutional form for rural economic development in poor count

chapter |11 pages


chapter 3|35 pages

The Chinese Rural Economy under Mao

chapter 4|32 pages

The Post-1978 Reforms

chapter 5|17 pages

Performance of the Rural Sector since 1978

chapter 6|71 pages


chapter 7|15 pages