Mexican farm wages and farm labor productivity
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Mexican farm wages and farm labor productivity by John Abel Hopkins

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Published by Office of Foreign Agricultural Relations, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Agricultural wages,
  • Agriculture,
  • Labor productivity

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Edition Notes

Statementby John A. Hopkins
SeriesForeign agriculture report -- no. 46, Foreign agriculture report -- no. 46
The Physical Object
Pagination13 p. :
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25590548M

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