Effect of family labour on output of farms in selected EU Member States: A non-parametric quantile regression approach

Kostov, Philip, Davidova, Sophia M., Bailey, Alastair (2018) Effect of family labour on output of farms in selected EU Member States: A non-parametric quantile regression approach. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 45 (3). pp. 367-395. ISSN 0165-1587. E-ISSN 1464-3618. (doi:10.1093/erae/jbx036) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

There is very little empirical evidence supporting the claims that family farming is a ‘superior’ form of organisation for agricultural production. This paper investigates the comparative output effects of family labour in several EU Member States. No positive output effects can be discerned when farms are characterised by a low level of technical efficiency. In the case of efficient farms, the incremental effects of family labour are characterised by a number of thresholds. The paper only finds limited support for the claimed positive output effects of family farming and these only materialise after a considerable family involvement is committed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/erae/jbx036
Uncontrolled keywords: family farms; quantile regression; production effects
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Sophia Davidova
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 15:08 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66310 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Davidova, Sophia M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8653-8191
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