Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

8-2012

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Volume

37

Issue

2

First Page or Article ID Number

263

Last Page

279

Abstract

This study investigates worker shares of the returns to scale and returns to technology adoption on U.S. hog farms. The wage analysis controls for a matching process by which workers are linked to farms of different sizes and technology uses. Using four surveys of employees on hog farms collected in 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005, we find persistent large wage premiums are paid to workers on larger farms and on technologically advanced farms that remain large and statistically significant even after controlling for differences in observable worker attributes and in the observed sorting process of workers across farms

Comments

This article is from Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 37 (2012): 263. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Western Agricultural Economics Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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