Firm Size, Technical Change, and Wages in the Pork Sector, 1990-2005
AbstractThis study investigates worker shares of the returns to scale and returns to technology adoption on U.S. hog farms. The wage analysis controls for a matching process by which workers are linked to farms of different sizes and technology uses. Using four surveys of employees on hog farms collected in 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005, we find persistent large wage premiums are paid to workers on larger farms and on technologically advanced farms that remain large and statistically significant even after controlling for differences in observable worker attributes and in the observed sorting process of workers across farms.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Western Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
Volume (Year): 37 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
economies of scale; firm size; hogs; propensity score matching; technology; wage premiums; Labor and Human Capital; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;
Other versions of this item:
- Yu, Li & Hurley, Terrance M. & Kliebenstein, James & Orazem, Peter, 2012. "Firm Size, Technical Change and Wages in the Pork Sector, 1990-2005," Staff General Research Papers 35971, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
- Yu, Li & Hurley, Terrance M. & Kliebenstein, James & Orazem, Peter, 2008. "Firm Size, Technical Change And Wages In The Pork Sector, 1990 -2005," Staff General Research Papers 12921, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
- J40 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - General
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