Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Recent Trends in Employment and Unemployment: Assessing the impact of the economic downturn on part-time farmers

Contents:

Author Info

  • David Meredith

    ()
    (REDP,Spatial Analysis Unit, Teagasc, Ashtown Research Centre,Ashtown, Dublin 15)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    This paper provides an overview of contemporary trends in national employment and unemployment before providing a synopsis of the regional distribution of unemployment and how it has changed in recent years. Using Quarterly National Household Survey data (QNHS) the analysis then focuses on a sub-group within the QNHS data who report employment in Agriculture, Forestry or Fishing as a secondary occupation. This latter group derive the majority of their income off-farm and fall firmly within the 'part-time' farming category. Exploring changes in employment patterns amongst this group not only highlights the impact of the recession on farm-based families but also reveals some of the ongoing consequences of the restructuring of Ireland’s rural economy. The paper concludes by considering the implications of these findings with regard to demand for state supports to farmers.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.agresearch.teagasc.ie/rerc/downloads/workingpapers/11wpre03.pdf
    File Function: First version, 2011
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by Rural Economy and Development Programme,Teagasc in its series Working Papers with number 1103.

    as in new window
    Length: 20 pages
    Date of creation: 2011
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:tea:wpaper:1103

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Athenry, Co Galway
    Phone: +353 91 845845
    Fax: +353 91 845847
    Web page: http://www.agresearch.teagasc.ie/rerc/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords:

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Behan, Jamina & O'Brien, Mark, 2008. "Assessing the availability of off-farm employment and farmers’ training needs," 82nd Annual Conference, March 31 - April 2, 2008, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, UK 36768, Agricultural Economics Society.
    2. Morgenroth, Edgar, 2008. "Exploring the Economic Geography of Ireland," Papers WP271, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:tea:wpaper:1103. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (John Lennon).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.