Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

12-2004

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Volume

36

Issue

3

First Page or Article ID Number

591

Last Page

603

DOI

10.1017/S1074070800026882

Abstract

This paper examines the linkages among agricultural total factor productivity, farm size, and farm household participation in the off-farm labor market for the Southeastern states for the period 1960-1996. We find evidence of a simultaneous relationship between productivity and measures of farm structure. The results support the expected relationships between the endogenous variables, namely that productivity and farm size are positively related, farm size and off-farm work participation are negatively related, and off-farm work and productivity are negatively related. We find positive and significant impacts of government policies (investments in public research, extension, and highways) on productivity growth.

JEL Classification

J22, O47, Q15, Q16, Q18

Comments

This article is from Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 36 (2004): 591, doi: 10.1017/S1074070800026882.

Rights

Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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