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000031462 245__ $$aTECHNICAL EFFICIENCY, MANAGERIAL ABILITY AND FARMER EDUCATION IN GUATEMALAN CORN PRODUCTION: A LATENT VARIABLE ANALYSIS
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000031462 336__ $$aJournal Article
000031462 446__ $$aEnglish
000031462 520__ $$aIn this study it is argued that conflicting empirical results on the relationship between technical efficiency and education may be in part attributed to difficulties in the measurement of key variables.  Calculation of technical efficiency with three alternative frontier methods for a sample of Guatemalan corn farms resulted in significant differences both in the average technical efficiency of the sample and the efficiency rankings of individual farms.  Furthermore, following two-step procedures where technical efficiency is regressed against a set of explanatory variables, it is shown that the choice of efficiency measurement technique can alter the importance of education as a contributing factor to increased technical efficiency.  An alternative approach is presented for investigating the relationship between education and efficiency while accounting for difficulties in the measurement of conceptual variables and measurement errors.
000031462 650__ $$aFarm Management
000031462 700__ $$aKalaitzandonakes, Nicholas G.
000031462 700__ $$aDunn, Elizabeth G.
000031462 773__ $$dApril 1995$$j 24$$k 1$$o46$$q36$$tAgricultural and Resource Economics Review
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000031462 982__ $$gAgricultural and Resource Economics Review>Volume 24, Number 1, April 1995
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