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Title: Non-farm income diversification of rural farm households in Central and Southeastern Europe: an application of fuzzy set theory
Authors: Fritzsch, Jana
Buchenrieder, Gertrud
Mollers, Judith
Authors (Email): Fritzsch, Jana (fritzsch@iamo.de)
Buchenrieder, Gertrud (buchenrieder@iamo.de)
Mollers, Judith (moellers@iamo.de)
Keywords: rural development
non-farm rural employment diversification
fuzzy logic
transition countries
JEL Codes: C65
D33
J24
Q12
Issue Date: 2010-08
Abstract: A fuzzy logic model for quantifying farm households’ potential for non-farm income diversification is developed and applied to 1,077 farm households in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovenia. About three quarters of households have a diversification potential, but not all households use it. An analysis of diversification potential and diversification behaviour shows that there are seven household types in the sample. Not all development options, i.e. farm development, farm exit, or starting non-farm employment, are equally suitable for all households thus fine targeting of policy measures according to the household type could be important for policy makers.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/95321
Institution/Association: European Association of Agricultural Economists>118th Seminar, August 25-27, 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Total Pages: 14
From Page: 849
To Page: 862
Collections:118th Seminar, August 25-27, 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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