Common Property, Equality, and Development

Quiggin, J (1993) Common Property, Equality, and Development. World Development, 21 7: 1123-1138. doi:10.1016/0305-750X(93)90003-R

Author Quiggin, J
Title Common Property, Equality, and Development
Journal name World Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-750X
Publication date 1993-07-01
Year available 1993
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0305-750X(93)90003-R
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 21
Issue 7
Start page 1123
End page 1138
Total pages 16
Place of publication OXFORD
Language eng
Abstract The appeal of common property ideas may be traced in large measure to the fact that they seem to embody widely held values of equality. On the other hand, empirical examination of common property institutions reveals that they can coexist with significant inequality. In this paper, the relationship between common property and equality is examined. It is argued that the role of common property can only be understood in the context of the associated private property institutions. Common property in agriculture is interpreted as part of a system based on small-scale peasant proprietorship of arable land. Common property institutions provide a method of capturing scale economies and thereby increasing the efficiency of small-scale proprietorship in competition with large scale production based on wage labor.
Keyword Agriculture
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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