Tradeoff between Farm Profitability and the Desire for Market Work: An Empirical Analysis of Chinese Farm Households
This study uses an agricultural household model to examine the tradeoff between farm profitability and a household head’s desire for market work. The theoretical analysis is a comparative statics analysis relative to the two variables. Results show that the tradeoff can arise for non-participants in the labor market under plausible conditions and that the desire for market work has no effect on farm profitability for participants in the labor market. The empirical analysis derives simultaneous equations of the two variables. These equations reveal exclusion restrictions on specific exogenous variables and “local separability” of the model in the equation of farm profitability. Estimation results for Chinese farm households in 2002 verify the tradeoff for the Western region, although it is not found for the other regions. The results are also used to demonstrate the plausibility of the model under “local separability” compared with that under “global separability.”
|Date of creation:||2012|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Phone: (414) 918-3190
Fax: (414) 276-3349
Web page: http://www.aaea.org
More information through EDIRC
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Barry K. Goodwin & Ashok K. Mishra, 2004. "Farming Efficiency and the Determinants of Multiple Job Holding by Farm Operators," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 86(3), pages 722-729.
- Michael R. Carter & Yang Yao, 2002. "Local versus Global Separability in Agricultural Household Models: The Factor Price Equalization Effect of Land Transfer Rights," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 84(3), pages 702-715.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:aaea12:124624. 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: (AgEcon Search)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.