Machinery and labour biases of technical change in South African agriculture: A cost function approach

This paper provides an empirical investigation into the long-standing notion of biases of technical change in South African agriculture. The second order cost function is used to derive relative bias measures between labour and machinery. The results suggest that large machinery-using biases in technology have been developed with minimal labour-using biases.


Issue Date:
1997-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/54448
Published in:
Agrekon, Volume 36, Issue 4
Page range:
492-500
Total Pages:
9




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