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|dc.contributor.author||Weiss, Christoph R.||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||This paper examines the impact of various farm and household characteristics (such as farmsize, the off-farm employment status, the farm operator's age and schooling and the number offamily members) on the level as well as the dynamics of on-farm diversification. Using linkedcensus data for Upper-Austria from 1980, 1985 and 1990 we provide evidence that smallerfarms are more specialised and also tend to increase the degree of specialisation over timemore quickly than large farms. A significantly lower degree of diversification (higher degreeof specialisation) as well as a stronger reduction in diversification over time is also reportedfor businesses operated by older, less educated, part-time farm operators. The analysis ofdiversification dynamics also suggests that (a) farms adjust to changes in their environment bysteadily approaching their long-run equilibrium level of diversification (b-convergence), and(b) the variance of the diversification distribution declines over time (s-convergence).||en_US|
|dc.relation.ispartofseries|||aFE Workingpaper / Universität Kiel, Department of Food Economics and Consumption Studies |x0002||en_US|
|dc.title||Determinants and Dynamics of Farm Diversification||en_US|
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