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Is Part-Time Farming Really a Step in the Way Out of Agricultural?

  • Ayal Kimhi

One of the most important questions regarding the phenomenon of part-time farming is whether it is a stable situation or just a step in the way out of agriculture. This article provides support for the first possibility in the context of Israeli family farms in the 1970s. A multinomial logit model of work choices is estimated, including estimated transition probabilities among the explanatory variables. The results indicate that a high objective probability of exit from farming within the next decade decreased the tendency to engage in off-farm work, especially in a full-time job, in 1971. Copyright 2000, Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its journal American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 82 (2000)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 38-48

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Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:82:y:2000:i:1:p:38-48
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