The Role of Farm Ownership in Off-Farm Work Participation

Edmund M. Tavernier, Tugrul T. Temel, Farong Li
1997 Agricultural and Resource Economics Review  
A labor supply model is used to examine the relationship between farm ownership and operators' participation in the off-farm labor market for the Northeast region. The results indicate that ownership significantly influences operators' off-farm employment participation. In particular, part-owners significantly allocate labor services to off-farm activities. The results also show that the participation rate among part-owner operators is high partly because the availability of other income
more » ... other income sources accelerates the process of acquiring assets to become full-owner operators.
doi:10.1017/s1068280500000848 fatcat:jt2hmyo72ngaje7obcypisvele