Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

3-1981

Journal or Book Title

The American Economic Review

Volume

71

Issue

1

First Page or Article ID Number

94

Last Page

107

Abstract

In a dynamic environment, schooling of farmers and agricultural extension have the potential for enhancing the efficiency of agricultural production. In the U.S. South, a relatively large number of blacks have operated farms since emancipation. In the segregated school systems, these black farmers obtained lower quality and fewer years of schooling than white farmers. The public sector extension service had the potential for mitigating the effects of lower quality black education on farm production efficiency. In eleven of the sixteen southern states, however, the Extension Service was completely segregated, and the services provided to black farmers were fewer and seem to have been of lower quality than those provided white farmers.

Comments

This article is from The American Economic Review 71 (1981): 94. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Economic Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf