The objective of ,this .paper is to examine the effects of geographical differences in local economic conditions—[both anticipated (permanent) and unanticipated (-transitory).—on wage labor demand and labor force participation decisions of-U.S. farm and rural nonfarm couples. Farm and rural nonfarm households in some regions of the U.S., e.g., the upper midwest, were adversely affected by changes in local economic conditions that occurred during 1978-.tp 1982, (U.S.v, Dept. Agr. 1987). Households in the southwest faired better. Part of.-these effects seems to be driven by changes in local labor market conditions.
This paper is published in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 73 No. 3 pp. 652-670
Huffman, Wallace E., "Local Labor Market Conditions: Effects on Labor Demand and Wage Labor Supply Decisions of Farm and Rural Nonfarm Couples, 1978-82" (1990). Economic Staff Paper Series. 190.