Agricultural specialization and economic growth

Harvey Marshall, Micheal Schwartz, James Ziliak

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This paper tests hypotheses derived from traditional economic theory and world systems/dependency theory on the effects of agricultural export specialization on economic growth in the Third World. The data are consistent with the latter since degree of such specialization is negatively related to per capita GNP growth between 1970 and 1980, a trend especially pronounced in relatively well-off peripheral countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-126
Number of pages14
JournalSociological Focus
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1991

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