Zum Ausscheiden landwirtschaftlicher Betriebe: Eine empirische Analyse

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.

ABSTRACT

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.
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Dr. Christoph R. Weiss, Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Altenberger Straße 69, A-4040 Linz-Auhof (Österreich). - Ich möchte Herrn Dr. Ernst Fürst für die Bereitstellung der Daten sowie den Teilnehmern von Seminaren in Kiel, Linz und Wien für wertvolle Kommentare zu einer früheren Fassung der Arbeit danken.
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