Requirements towards and Discrimination against Agricultural Workers – Evidence from a Discrete Choice Experiment among East German Farms

Using a discrete choice experiment on the basis of stated preference data from East Germany, attributes of workers are evaluated. Relevant attributes for the experiment were derived from earlier studies and a vocational classification system. Results show that reliability is the most preferred attribute of a worker, followed by having graduated from vocational school with an A and interest in the occupation. Older, female and workers with a migration background are discriminated against. Significant differences in preferences can be found by introducing four subject-specific variables – type of farming, farmer’s sex and education as well as farm acreage.

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Agricultural Economics Review, Volume 13, Issue 2
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