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dc.contributor.authorWeiss, Christoph R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBriglauer, Wolfgangen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T16:31:24Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T16:31:24Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/23578-
dc.description.abstractThis 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.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aFE Workingpaper / Universität Kiel, Department of Food Economics and Consumption Studies |x0002en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwLandwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwDiversifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebsgrößeen_US
dc.subject.stwÖsterreichen_US
dc.titleDeterminants and Dynamics of Farm Diversificationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn325892695en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:caufew:0002-

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