Title

An Analysis of Occupational Health in Pork Production

Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

5-2000

Journal or Book Title

American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Volume

82

Issue

2

First Page or Article ID Number

323

Last Page

333

DOI

10.1111/0002-9092.00028

Abstract

Data on attendees at the World Pork Expo from 1991–95 are used to evaluate the impact of farming generally, and hog farming and confinement operations more specifically, on the measured health outcomes of participants. Hog farming is found to increase risk of reduced hand strength and respiratory symptoms. To the extent these health risks are known, hog farmers will require a compensating differential to reward them for accepting a greater risk, an outcome consistent with higher long-term returns for hog production relative to cash-grain production.

Comments

This is a staff paper of an article from American Journal of Agricultural Economics 82 (2000): 323, doi: 10.1111/0002-9092.00028.