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On labour productivity to deliver private and public goods –the influence of off-farm income


  • Stefan Mann
  • Laure Latruffe
  • Werner Hediger


Differences between part-time farmers and full-time farmers are examined both theoretically and empirically. We develop the hypotheses that capital to labour ratio, labour productivity in the provision of both private and public goods, and agri-environmental payments received are higher for part-time farmers. FADN data for Swiss dairy farms in 2004 confirm the higher capital to labour ratio as well as higher agri-environmental payments for part-time farms, albeit no differences for the labour productivity of milk production

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  • Stefan Mann & Laure Latruffe & Werner Hediger, 2010. "On labour productivity to deliver private and public goods –the influence of off-farm income," Working Papers SMART - LERECO 10-09, INRA UMR SMART-LERECO.
  • Handle: RePEc:rae:wpaper:201009

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    1. Laure Latruffe & Stefan Mann, 2009. "Another look at the distribution of direct payments: The link with part-time farming," Working Papers SMART - LERECO 09-02, INRA UMR SMART-LERECO.

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    farm labour; off-farm income; public goods; agri-environmental payments; Switzerland;

    JEL classification:

    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • Q57 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Ecological Economics

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