Part-Time Farming and Scale Efficiency

Felicity Addo, Klaus Salhofer

Published: 02.02.2022  〉 Volume 71 (2022), Number 1, 16-35  〉 Resort: Articles 
Submitted: 20.07.2021   〉 Feedback to authors after first review: 31.12.2021   〉 Accepted: 31.12.2021

ABSTRACT

While many studies have compared the technical efficiency of part-time and full-time farms, we add to the existing literature by extending this analysis to scale efficiency. Based on a sample of crop farms in Austria between 2010 and 2017, we find that part-time farms are more scale efficient when they are evaluated with respect to their production technology and the difference in scale efficiency between part-time and full-time farms increases over time. Although we do not find any significant difference in technical efficiency, full-time farms have a higher technological change. Furthermore, an analysis of the determinants of scale efficiency confirms that factors facilitating farm growth also increase scale efficiency.
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FELICITY ADDO
Integrated Biospheres Futures Group,
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Schlossplatz 1, 2361, Laxenburg, Austria
e-mail: addo@iiasa.ac.at
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