ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Collective Villages in the Chinese Market - II

Dev Nathan Govind Kelkar This paper studies the functioning of collectives in China's market system. How do they combine welfare provisions with the need for efficiency? How do they solve the 'free rider' problem discussed in relation to common property systems? Given that there does not exist a separate class of owners, do the collectives lead to a higher income level for the producers? Do they have a tendency to distribute more as benefits to workers and accumulate less than standard capitalist firms? Can one identify a stratum of managers within the collectives? If so, what are their relations to the workers?

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