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Agricultural Land Development in Lee County, Florida: Impacts of Economic and Natural Risk Factors in a Coastal Area

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  • Li, Sheng
  • Nadolnyak, Denis A.
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    Farmland in Florida has undergone extensive conversion into residential and commercial uses. A censored survival model is applied to examine the timing of land use change using parcel-level data from Lee County, 1988-2008. Results suggest that flood and hurricane risks affect conversion timing while controlling for economic and demographic factors.

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    Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida with number 143087.

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    Date of creation: 19 Jan 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:saea13:143087

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    Keywords: Land use change; flood risk; agricultural land; economic development; Environmental Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use;

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