Employment History and Off-Farm Employment of Farm Operators

Judith I. Stallmann, James H. Nelson
1995 Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics  
Employment history affects subsequent choices. Based on their original job choice, operators are divided into farmers and workers. Equations are estimated to determine their probabilities of working off-the-farm. Education increases the probability that workers work off-the-farm, whereas vocational training increases farmers' probability. The probability of working off-the-farm decreases as unearned income increases, and its impact on workers is larger than on farmers. An employed spouse
more » ... es the probability that farmers work off-the-farm, but has the opposite impact for workers. Employment density increases the probability that workers will work off-the-farm.
doi:10.1017/s1074070800028510 fatcat:glgrsglm4vaefgmg2qymoyudya