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Labour Adjustments In Agriculture: Evidence From Romania

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  • Tocco, Barbara
  • Davidova, Sophia
  • Bailey, Alastair

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This paper explores the process of structural change in the post-transition Romania. A multinomial logit provides the technique to investigate the determinants of labour adjustments in the period 2003-06.The results suggest that male, younger and better educated individuals are more likely to leave agriculture and flow to industry and services, whereas self-employed farmers and family workers are less inclined to leave the agricultural sector. The findings are important from a policy point of view, suggesting the need for investments in human capital specifically in education with the purpose of enhancing the mobility of labour and facilitating a more efficient labour allocation. At the same time favourable labour market conditions need to be in place to sustain job creation and a smooth transition across activities.

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Paper provided by European Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 132nd Seminar, October 25-27, 2012, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia with number 139503.

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Keywords: labour adjustments; inter-sectoral movements; agriculture; multinomial logit; Romania; Labor and Human Capital; J24; J43; J62; O13; Q12;

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  1. Tocco, Barbara & Bailey, Alastair & Davidova, Sophia, 2013. "The Reallocation of Agricultural Labour across Sectors: An Empirical Strategy for Micro Data," Working Papers 155703, Factor Markets, Centre for European Policy Studies.
  2. Tocco,Barbara & Bailey, Alastair & Davidova, Sophia, 2013. "The Reallocation of Agricultural Labour across Sectors: An Empirical Strategy for Micro Data," Factor Markets Working Papers 157, Centre for European Policy Studies.

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