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Published by Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Business, Massey University in Palmerston North .
Written in English



  • New Zealand,
  • New Zealand.


  • Farmers -- New Zealand.,
  • Rural families -- New Zealand.,
  • Farm income -- New Zealand.,
  • Infrastructure (Economics) -- New Zealand.,
  • Rural development -- New Zealand.,
  • New Zealand -- Rural conditions.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Murray G. Rabel, Anton D. Meister.
SeriesDiscussion paper in natural resource economics,, no. 16
ContributionsMeister, A. D.
LC ClassificationsHD8039.F32 N487 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination119, 5, 14, p. :
Number of Pages119
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1463002M
LC Control Number93121114

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