CROPLAND DIVERSION PROGRAMS AND RURAL NONFARM POPULATION CHANGE

Data from 100 farming-dependent counties in the U.S. are used to measure the impact of acreage reduction programs on the level of the rural nonfarm population. Results of a simultaneous equation model suggest that the programs had a negative influence on the number of rural nonfarm people, reducing the rural nonfarm population in these counties by an estimated 15 to 22 percent over the 1960-90 period.


Issue Date:
1998
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/32026
Total Pages:
24
Series Statement:
Staff Paper 98-2




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