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The impact of wage differentials on choosing to work in agriculture

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Based on a model of industry choice and wage determination, a 1% increase in the relative wage in agriculture increases the probability that a nonurban male with no more than a ninth-grade education works in agriculture by 3.37% at the sample mean and by 1.3% when averaged over the entire sample. A 10% increase in wages may increase the proportion of those males who choose to work in agriculture by nearly a quarter.
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  • Perloff, Jeffrey M, 1990. "The impact of wage differentials on choosing to work in agriculture," Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series qt68j399k8, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.
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    1. Willis, Robert J & Rosen, Sherwin, 1979. "Education and Self-Selection," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 87(5), pages 7-36, October.
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    1. D. Kate Rubin & Jeffrey M. Perloff, 1993. "Who Works for Piece Rates and Why," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 75(4), pages 1036-1043.
    2. Maoyong Fan & Susan Gabbard & Anita Alves Pena & Jeffrey M. Perloff, 2015. "Why Do Fewer Agricultural Workers Migrate Now?," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 97(3), pages 665-679.
    3. Harsche, Johannes, 2007. "DIE BEDEUTUNG DER LANDWIRTSCHAFT AUF DEM ARBEITSMARKT IM KONTEXT WIRTSCHAFTSRAUMLICHER DISPARITATEN-ERGEBNISSE EINER PANEL-ANALYSE (German)," 47th Annual Conference, Weihenstephan, Germany, September 26-28, 2007 7593, German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA).
    4. Takahashi, Taro & Maruya, Kaori & Nakajima, Toru, 2016. "Non-farmers’ willingness to farm: a large-scale choice experiment to identify policy options that can induce new entry to the agricultural industry," 90th Annual Conference, April 4-6, 2016, Warwick University, Coventry, UK 236368, Agricultural Economics Society.
    5. Bryant, Amy & Richards, Timothy J., 1998. "Hysteresis And The Shortage Of Agricultural Labor," 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT 20858, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    6. Hennessy, Thia C., 2002. "Modeling Succession on Irish Dairy Farms," 2002 International Congress, August 28-31, 2002, Zaragoza, Spain 24953, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    7. Roger Claassen & Richard Horan, 2001. "Uniform and Non-Uniform Second-Best Input Taxes," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 19(1), pages 1-22, May.

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