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Trends in family labour, hired labour and contract work on French and Swiss crop farms: The role of agricultural policies

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  • Dupraz, Pierre
  • Latruffe, Laure
  • Mann, Stefan

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The objective of this article is to analyse the trends in on-farm labour use, including own family labour, hired labour and contract work, and to assess the factors driving their evolution in France and in Switzerland during 1990-2007. A particular attention is given to agricultural policies, namely the level and type of support. Results indicate that crop area payments discourage the different labour demands in both countries, while environment and investment payments favour contract and hired labour in France. Contract labour and family labour are substitute and hired labour and family labour are complement in France.

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  • Dupraz, Pierre & Latruffe, Laure & Mann, Stefan, 2010. "Trends in family labour, hired labour and contract work on French and Swiss crop farms: The role of agricultural policies," 114th Seminar, April 15-16, 2010, Berlin, Germany 61352, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
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    1. Latruffe, Laure & Dupuy, Aurelia & Desjeux, Yann, 2012. "What would farmers’ strategies be in a no-CAP situation? An illustration to France," 86th Annual Conference, April 16-18, 2012, Warwick University, Coventry, UK 134989, Agricultural Economics Society.
    2. Desjeux, Yann & Dupraz, Pierre & Latruffe, Laure & Maigne, Elise & Cahuzac, Eric, 2014. "Evaluating the impact of rural development measures on farm labour use: a spatial approach," 2014 International Congress, August 26-29, 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia 182817, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    3. Laure Latruffe & Aurélia Dupuy & Yann Desjeux, 2012. "What would farmers’ strategies be in a no-CAP situation? An illustration from France," Working Papers SMART - LERECO 12-02, INRA UMR SMART-LERECO.

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    farm labour; hired labour; contract work; policies; Agricultural and Food Policy; Farm Management; Land Economics/Use;

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