EMPLOYMENT HISTORY AND OFF-FARM EMPLOYMENT OF FARM OPERATORS

Employment history affects subsequent choices. Based on their original job choice, operators are divided into farmers and workers. Equations are estimated to determine their probabilities of working off-the-farm. Education increased the probability that workers work off-the-farm, whereas vocational training increases farmers' probability. The probability of working off-the-farm decreases as unearned income increases, and its impact on workers is larger than on farmers. An employed spouse increases the probability that farmers work off-the-farm, but has the opposite impact for workers. Employment density increases the probability that workers will work off-the-farm.


Issue Date:
1995-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15272
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 27, Number 2
Page range:
475-487
Total Pages:
13




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