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The Off-Farm Labour Force Participation of Mayo Farm Households

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dc.contributor.author Brick, Aoife en
dc.contributor.author Garvey, Eoghan en
dc.contributor.author Cuddy, Michael en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-17T09:50:40Z en
dc.date.available 2010-05-17T09:50:40Z en
dc.date.issued 2005 en
dc.identifier.citation Brick, A., Garvey, E., & Cuddy, M. (2005) "The Off-Farm Labour Force Participation of Mayo Farm Households" (Working Paper No. 0100) Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1071 en
dc.description.abstract The objective of this paper is to examine the factors affecting both participation in an off-farm job and the number of hours worked off-farm by couples in farm households in an Irish region. Data from 278 farm households in Co. Mayo was analysed to this end. A multivariate examination of key characteristics, using cluster analysis, was carried out to classify households into different clusters. The analysis comes reasonably close to picking out the four regimes suggested by the presented theoretical model, that is a cluster in which neither the operator or spouse work off-farm, one in which only the spouse works off-farm, one in which only the operator works off-farm, and one in which both work off-farm. This analysis is followed by an econometric analysis of farm operator and spouse labour supply decisions. Both bivariate probit models and multivariate logit models are used to estimate the off-farm labour force participation of operators and spouses. The participation models are followed by estimations of off-farm hours of work supplied by the couple, using appropriate sample selection procedures. For operators, the driving characteristics influencing off-farm labour participation and hours supplied are farm and location characteristics. In contrast, family demographics and education level appear to influence off-farm labour participation and hours supplied by the spouse. en
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dc.publisher National University of Ireland, Galway en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Cuddy, M., Garvey, & Brick A. (2005) "The Off-Farm Labour Force Participation of Mayo Farm Households" (Working Paper No. 0100) Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway; en
dc.subject Off-farm labour supply en
dc.subject Agricultural household models en
dc.subject Probit model en
dc.subject Multinomial logit model en
dc.subject Economics en
dc.title The Off-Farm Labour Force Participation of Mayo Farm Households en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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