By Adolfo Figueroa

This research analyses the functioning of the peasant financial system in Peru within the context of the current predominantly capitalist procedure. The significant issues are the commercial relationships of the peasantry to the remainder of the financial system of the rustic and the position of the peasant economic system within the whole approach, including the alterations that experience taken position in that position through the years. those subject matters are investigated through a research intimately of a pattern of peasant groups within the most standard and backward area of Peru, the southern sierra. The old method has generated in Peru probably the most severe circumstances of inequality, rural poverty and cultural duality. Nowhere else does the inspiration of 'economic duality' appear extra appropriate. therefore an research of the case of Peru has methodological worth for the knowledge of the peasant financial system all through Latin the United States, and the result of this survey have vital implications for the full zone.

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