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Title: Do Caring Services Affect Off-Farm Work? Evidence from Italy
Authors: Salvioni, Cristina
Sciulli, Dario
Parodi, Giuliana
Authors (Email): Salvioni, Cristina (
Editors: Mattas, Konstadinos
Editors (Email): Mattas, Konstadinos (
Keywords: Off-farm work participation
multivariate probit
household behavioural models
caring services
Issue Date: 2008-06
Abstract: The article investigates the determinants of the off-farm work decision in Italian farm households, highlighting the role of caring services. Assuming that the household simultaneously decides over the optimal allocation of time of each of its members, a multivariate probit model is used to estimate the off-farm participation equations and to control for possible correlation among them. Evidence of correlation between spouse and descendant equations are found. Results suggest that policy actions geared at encouraging the off-farm participation of farm household members ought to enhance the availability and accessibility of caring services and increase the level of education of household members.
Institution/Association: Agricultural Economics Review>Volume 09, Issue 2, June 2008
Total Pages: 12
From Page: 42
To Page: 53
Collections:Volume 09, Issue 2, June 2008

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