Labour Allocation and Productivity of Men and Women on Thai Farms

This paper examiens the efficiency of labour allocation and the productivity of labour by gender between and within farms and nonfarm enterprises on Thai farms. Cobb-Douglas production functions are estimated for both types of enterprises, using disaggregated data. The estimated parameters of those functions are utilized to anaylze efficiency and productivity issues. The results showed that interenterprise efficiency can be enhanced by allocation more male labour to nonfarm enterprises and more female labour to farm enterprises, but cultural constraints may impede such substitution. Policy makers need to improve incentives for nonfarm enterprises.


Issue Date:
1987
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/197415
Page range:
187-191
Total Pages:
5




 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2017-08-28

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)