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The Impact of Human Capital on Farm Operator Household Income

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  • El-Osta, Hisham S.
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    Data from the 2006 Agricultural Resource Management Survey and multivariate regression procedures are used to examine the role of human capital in impacting the incomes of farm households. The paper uses an “adjusted†concept of income where government payments are subtracted from total household income thus allowing for the utilization of government payments as a potential control variable in the regression models. Findings indicate a significant and positive role for higher education except for farm households at the very lower and upper ends of the income distribution.

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    Article provided by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in its journal Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.

    Volume (Year): 40 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
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    Keywords: farm households; ARMS data; quantile regression; government payments; human capital; off-farm wages and salaries; Agricultural Finance; Consumer/Household Economics; Farm Management; Financial Economics; Labor and Human Capital;

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