Christoph R. Weiss
Published: 01.05.1999 〉 Heft 5/1999 〉 Resort: Articles
Submitted: N. A. 〉 Feedback to authors after first review: N. A. 〉 Accepted: N. A.
Summary Farm exits: An empirical analysisFarm exits represent discrete opportunities for structural change to occur in the agricultural sector. This paper investigates the determinants of farm exits from a panel of more than 50 000 farm households in Upper Austria for the period 1980 to 1990. Our results suggest that age, schooling and sex of the farm operator, the size and the structure of the farm family, farm size and the off-farm employment status significantly influence farm exits. A higher probability of farm exits for part-time farms suggests that additional off-farm activities are a substitute to farm work and constitute the first step on the way out of the agricultural sector.