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Farmers' health and agricultural productivity


  • Maria L. Loureiro


Agriculture is one of the most hazardous productive sectors around the world. Most previous studies have focused on health issues of farmers in developing countries, while little attention has been paid to farmers' health problems in developed countries. The present study assesses the effect of farmers' health conditions on agricultural productivity in Norway. Employing stochastic frontier regression techniques, we conclude that differences in farmers' health help to explain the variance in agricultural production efficiency. Copyright (c) 2009 International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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  • Maria L. Loureiro, 2009. "Farmers' health and agricultural productivity," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 40(4), pages 381-388, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:agecon:v:40:y:2009:i:4:p:381-388

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