THE ROLE OF FARM OWNERSHIP IN OFF-FARM WORK PARTICIPATION

A labor supply model is used to examine the relationship between farm ownership and operators' participation in the off-farm labor market for the Northeast region. The results indicate that ownership significantly influences operators' off-farm employment participation. In particular, part-owners significantly allocate labor services to off-farm activities. The results also show that the participation rate among part-owner operators is high partly because the availability of other income sources accelerates the process of acquiring assets to become full-owner operators.


Issue Date:
1997-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/31361
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 26, Number 1
Page range:
67-81
Total Pages:
15




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