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Saisir la diversité des formes d’articulation entre la famille et l’exploitation agricole : une grille de lecture

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  • Médulline Terrier

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    (Irstea, UR Développement des Territoires de Montagne, 2 rue de la Papeterie - BP 76 38402 Saint Martin d'Hères, France)

  • Sophie Madelrieux
  • Annie Dufour
  • Benoît Dedieu
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    [paper in French] The recent changes in the agricultural world tend to blur the family farm’s boundaries, which invites us to analyse those two institutions as articulated. On the basis of a case study conducted on dairy cattle farms in Vercors, we set a framework which links family configurations and farm paths. In order to do that, we use the two concepts of descent group and domestic group. Thus, we reveal the diversity of ways of being a farming family, ways of being which don’t have the same consequences on the management of the farm. We show inversely how the farm’ family and technical history can have a greater or lesser strong influence on people. The study reveals that even in farms which are designed from a legal point of view to enable to keep the family at a distance, the family dimension is never absent.

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    Article provided by INRA Department of Economics in its journal Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies.

    Volume (Year): 93 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 299-322

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    Handle: RePEc:rae:jourae:v:93:y:2012:i:3:p:299-322

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    Keywords: agriculture; descent group; domestic group; family; farm; livestock farming;

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    1. Catherine Laurent & Danièle Ponchelet & Patrick Mundler & Jacques Rémy & Stéphane Cartier & Camille Fabre, 1998. "L'activité agricole des ménages ruraux et la cohésion économique et sociale," Économie rurale, Programme National Persée, vol. 244(1), pages 12-21.
    2. Christophe Giraud & Jacques Rémy, 2008. "Les choix des conjoints en agriculture," Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies - Revue d'Etudes en Agriculture et Environnement, INRA Department of Economics, vol. 88(3), pages 21-46.
    3. Catherine Laurent & Françoise Maxime & Muriel Tichit & Armelle Mazé, 2003. "Multifonctionnalité de l'agriculture et modèles de l'exploitation agricole," Économie rurale, Programme National Persée, vol. 273(1), pages 134-152.
    4. G. Filippi & C. Nicourt, 1987. "Domestique-professionnel : la cohérence du travail des femmes dans les exploitations agricoles familiales," Économie rurale, Programme National Persée, vol. 178(1), pages 47-52.
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