Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20612
Authors: 
Väre, Minna
Heshmati, Almas
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 1342
Abstract: 
In the past decade, the European agricultural sector has undergone rapid structural change. Part of that change is manifested in extended early retirement plans. As pensions play a crucial role in determining the characteristics the change, it is important to establish the factors determining the exit from farming among elderly farmers. This study analyses the choice of pension scheme of farmers. The focus is on the effects of farm and off-farm incomes and various offered economic incentives on farmers? retirement decisions. The results provide valuable information concerning evaluation of existing programmes and the design of future retirement systems and policies.
Subjects: 
early retirement
farming couple
bivariate probit
JEL: 
C25
Q12
J26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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