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The Role Of Farm Ownership In Off-Farm Work Participation

  • Tavernier, Edmund M.
  • Temel, Tugrul T.
  • Li, Farong

A labor supply model is used to examine the relationship between farm ownership and operators' participation in the off-farm labor market for the Northeast region. The results indicate that ownership significantly influences operators' off-farm employment participation. In particular, part-owners significantly allocate labor services to off-farm activities. The results also show that the participation rate among part-owner operators is high partly because the availability of other income sources accelerates the process of acquiring assets to become full-owner operators.

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Article provided by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in its journal Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.

Volume (Year): 26 (1997)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:arerjl:31361
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