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The Impact of Social Capital on Polish Farm Incomes: Findings of an Empirical Survey

  • Axel Wolz
  • Jana Fritzsch
  • Klaus Reinsberg

Private farming is the dominant mode of agricultural production in most European countries. Not all farmers are equally successful, economically, which is usually explained by different levels of production factors, i.e. land, labour and capital. This article analyses whether social capital is an additional factor contributing to higher agricultural incomes. Using primary evidence from a farm survey in Poland among 410 farmers it can be deduced that social capital is indeed a significant factor determining the level of agricultural income. However, its impact is not as clear-cut as anticipated. The elaboration and testing of appropriate indicators has just started. More in-depth analysis will be needed in the future.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Post-Communist Economies.

Volume (Year): 18 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 85-99

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Handle: RePEc:taf:pocoec:v:18:y:2006:i:1:p:85-99
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