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Predicting Financial Stress in Farm Businesses

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  • Franks, Jeremy R
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    This study uses a multinomial logit (MNL) model to examine financial strategies which may influence the likelihood of a farm becoming financially stressed in the next year. The model is operationalised by categorizing farms into one of three financial stress categories and accompanied by a comprehensive range of specification tests. The MNL model highlights the importance of industry and farm-specific factors on the incidence of financial stress. The model confirms the importance of increasing returns to equity as a strategy for reducing the likelihood of being classified as financially stressed. Copyright 1998 by Oxford University Press.

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    Article provided by Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics in its journal European Review of Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 25 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 30-52

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    Handle: RePEc:oup:erevae:v:25:y:1998:i:1:p:30-52

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    1. Matthew Gorton & Barna Kovacs & Tamas Mizik & Sophia Davidova & Tomas Ratinger & Belen Iraizoz, 2003. "An Analysis of the Performance of Commercially Oriented Farms in Hungary," Post-Communist Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(3), pages 401-416.
    2. Belen Iraizoz & Sophia Davidova & Matthew Gorton, 2003. "Cosmetic or Cutting? The impact of the modulation of EU direct payments on farm profitability in the Navarra region of Spain," Others 0310002, EconWPA.
    3. D'Antoni, Jeremy M. & Mishra, Ashok K. & Chintawar, Sachin, 2009. "Predicting Financial Stress in Young and Beginning Farmers in the United States," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 46861, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    4. Iraizoz, Belen & Gorton, Matthew & Davidova, Sophia, 2007. "Segmenting farms for analysing agricultural trajectories: A case study of the Navarra region in Spain," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 93(1-3), pages 143-169, March.

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