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Migration and farm technical efficiency: evidence from Kosovo

Sauer, Johannes, Gorton, Matthew, Davidova, Sophia M. (2015) Migration and farm technical efficiency: evidence from Kosovo. Agricultural Economics, 46 (5). pp. 629-641. ISSN 0169-5150. (doi:10.1111/agec.12159) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:63535)

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This article investigates the effect of migration on farm technical efficiency drawing on a large and representative sample of agricultural households in Kosovo. A two-stage estimation procedure is applied: a frontier technique to estimate the effect of migration on farm efficiency, followed by a propensity score based matching approach to robustly estimate the sample average effect on efficiency for different levels of migration intensity. Migration is found to have an efficiency decreasing effect, which is amplified for better educated workers. The observed negative effect of migration on efficiency is evident even at low levels of migration intensity.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/agec.12159
Uncontrolled keywords: Migration; Technical efficiency; Agricultural households; Western Balkans; Kosovo
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Sophia Davidova
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 14:46 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 11:01 UTC
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