Surplus labor in Greek agriculture, 1953-1960
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Surplus labor in Greek agriculture, 1953-1960 by Adam A. Pepelasis and Pan A. Yotopoulos. by Adamantios Pepelasis

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Published by [Contos Press in Athens .
Written in English


  • Labor supply -- Greece,
  • Agricultural laborers -- Greece

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SeriesCenter of Economic Research. Research monograph series, 2
ContributionsYotopoulos, Pan A.
The Physical Object
Pagination187 p. ;
Number of Pages187
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21731996M

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Get this from a library! Surplus labor in Greek agriculture, [Adamantios A Pepelasēs; Pan A Yotopoulos]. surprising. It was found that "removable surplus" has been declining over the period they study (), to the point where labor scarcity begins to develop in some peak periods. The method of investigation is roughly the following: first, the labor force available in the agricultural sector is estimated; this is done by first obtaining.   However, work dynamics of urban agriculture have seldom been the object of analysis, and little is known about the relationship between unpaid urban agriculture work and subjectivity. I argue that surplus labor is useful for analysis because of the surplus value that is produced through urban by: 2. One of the book's central arguments is that while the vast majority of production in the ancient Greek world was done by free producers - small peasants, primarily, but also artisans and traders - who formed the majority of the population (until the great increase in state exploitation circa A.D.), the ruling class extracted most of its surplus from the exploitation of unfree labor in the forms of slavery, serfdom Cited by:

occupation outside agriculture, one sixth has agricultural labour arid the remaining i.e. about 50 per cent, has-cultivation of owned or leased land, as subsidiary occupation. For almost all the non-agricultural earners, the subsidiary occupation is agriculture! Thus, even subsi­ diary occupations add to the pres­ sure on land. As against 30 per. Greece was able to “feed its population”, since a very large part of its provisions in subsistence goods was imported. In the 19 th and 20 th century, Greek agriculture has able to sustain a net trade surplus which is a major achievement if we take into consideration thatFile Size: KB. analysis of labor supply within agriculture while the lab or surplus model deals with tracing the dynamic reallocation of labor from a traditional to a neo- classical organized sector in a dualistic economy. We present data for a number of labor surplus developing countries showing that. Surplus labour is a concept used by Karl Marx in his critique of political economy. It means labour performed in excess of the labour necessary to produce the means of livelihood of the worker. The "surplus" in this context means the additional labour a worker has to do in his/her job, beyond earning his own keep. According to Marxian economics, surplus labour is usually uncompensated labour.

  The prosperity of the majority of Greek city-states was based on agriculture and the ability to produce the necessary surplus which allowed some citizens to pursue other trades and pastimes and to create a quantity of exported goods so that they could be exchanged for necessities the community lacked. Cereals, olives, and wine were the three most produced foodstuffs suited as they are to the. THE MICRO-ECONOMICS OF "SURPLUS LABOR" Gustav Ranis Yale University The issue of "surplus labor" remains unresolved in the development literature. With unskilled rural labor the abundant resource in many developing countries, especially at an early stage of development, what determines the price of labor has been a controversial issue. Labor Surplus Economies Abstract The labor surplus economy model has as its basic premise the inability of unskilled agricultural labor markets to clear in countries with high man/land ratios. In such situations, the marginal product of labor is likely to fall below a bargaining wage, related to the average rather than the marginal product. BOOKS: 1. Surplus Labor in Greek Agriculture, Athens: Center of Planning and Economic Research, Translated also into Greek. (With Adam A. Pepelasis.) 2. The Elasticity of the Labor Supply Curve: A Theory and an Evaluation for Greek Agriculture. Athens: Center of Planning and Economic Research, 3.