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Causes of Changes in Agricultural Employment in Slovenia: Evidence from Micro-data

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  • Stefan Bojnec
  • Liesbeth Dries

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This paper analyses labour adjustment in and out of agriculture during transition to a market economy. A multinomial logit model is used to determine the factors that affect these processes. The results show that elderly, less educated and full-time employees on a farm are more likely to continue with farming. Inflow of labour into agriculture is largely associated with the unemployment and retirement of farm household members. Age, education and investment in human capital are the key factors that improve the quality, mobility and flexibility of labour, which is crucial for efficient labour adjustment at the micro-level and sector level. Better-educated individuals are more likely to enter into employment in non-agricultural, particularly service, activities. Copyright 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Stefan Bojnec & Liesbeth Dries, 2005. "Causes of Changes in Agricultural Employment in Slovenia: Evidence from Micro-data," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 56(3), pages 399-416.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jageco:v:56:y:2005:i:3:p:399-416
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    18. Janeska, Verica & Bojnec, Stefan, 2011. "Rural Labour Market Developments in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia," Working Papers 117486, Factor Markets, Centre for European Policy Studies.
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    20. Bojnec, Štefan & Janeska, Verica, 2011. "Rural Labour Market Developments in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia," Factor Markets Working Papers 101, Centre for European Policy Studies.

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