IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/ags/saeaed/6758.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Labor Cost and Technology Adoption: Real Options Approach for the Case of Sugarcane Mechanization in Florida

Author

Listed:
  • Iwai, Nobuyuki
  • Emerson, Robert D.
  • Walters, Lurleen M.

Abstract

Specialty crop farmers have expressed concern about labor shortages and cost increases which may arise with immigration reform. The large-scale mechanization of the Florida sugarcane harvest during the 1970s/80s serves as an historical example of how technologies evolved due to changes in local labor market conditions.

Suggested Citation

  • Iwai, Nobuyuki & Emerson, Robert D. & Walters, Lurleen M., 2008. "Labor Cost and Technology Adoption: Real Options Approach for the Case of Sugarcane Mechanization in Florida," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6758, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeaed:6758
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://purl.umn.edu/6758
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Napasintuwong, Orachos & Emerson, Robert D., 2004. "Labor Substitutability In Labor Intensive Agriculture And Technological Change In The Presence Of Foreign Labor," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20048, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    2. Janis M. Carey & David Zilberman, 2002. "A Model of Investment under Uncertainty: Modern Irrigation Technology and Emerging Markets in Water," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 84(1), pages 171-183.
    3. Sabrina Isé & Jeffrey M. Perloff, 1995. "Legal Status and Earnings of Agricultural Workers," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 77(2), pages 375-386.
    4. J. Edward Taylor, 1992. "Earnings and Mobility of Legal and Illegal Immigrant Workers in Agriculture," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 74(4), pages 889-896.
    5. Iwai, Nobuyuki & Emerson, Robert D. & Walters, Lurleen M., 2006. "Legal Status and U.S. Farm Wages," 2006 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2006, Orlando, Florida 35335, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    6. Emerson, Robert D., 2007. "Agricultural Labor Markets and Immigration," Choices, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 22(1).
    7. repec:cdl:agrebk:677103 is not listed on IDEAS
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Crop Production/Industries; Labor and Human Capital; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:saeaed:6758. 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). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/saeaaea.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.