Risk, Schooling and the Choice of Seed Technology in Developing Countries: A Meta-Profit Function Approach
The determinants of rice seed variety choice are studied in a framework in which cultivator's variety-specific profit, risk preferences, uncertainty, and schooling affect variety choice. The econometric model takes the form of a simultaneous equation switching regimes model with random profit functions (the metaprofit functions). Adoption of high-yielding varieties in Indonesia is found to be positively associated with profitability, likelihood of flooding, quality of irrigation conditional on relative profit, and availability of credit, and negatively associated with likelihood of drought and land wealth. Schooling significantly affects variety-specific profit and input demand, but not variety choice. Copyright 1991 by Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.
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.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 32 (1991)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: 160 McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6297|
Phone: (215) 898-8487
Fax: (215) 573-2057
Web page: http://www.econ.upenn.edu/ier
More information through EDIRC
|Order Information:|| Web: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/subs.asp?ref=0020-6598 Email: |
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ier:iecrev:v:32:y:1991:i:2:p:457-73. 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: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing)or ()
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.