Introduction Household Economics Population Fragmented Markets: Labour Migration Rural Land Market Fragmented Credit Markets Risk and Insurance in an Agricultural Economy Interlinkage of Transactions and Rural Development Human Capital and Income Distribution Poverty Alleviation: Efficiency and Equity Issues Technological Progress and Learning Environment and Development Trade and Development The Dual Economy Intersectoral Complementarities and Coordination Failures Instiutional Economics and the State in Economic Development
Pranab Bardhan is currently Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. He has previously been Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics and at the Indian Statistical Institute in New Delhi. Christopher Udry is Professor of Economics at the the Economic Growth Center in Yale University.
`This is an excellent book. It is a comprehensive survey of the issues of the household economy in developing countries ... essential reading not only for graduate students, but also for anyone intending to do research in development economics ... It sure made me want to read more.' Pushkar Maitra, Economic Record, Vol.76, No.234, Sept 2000