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Farm and farmer characteristics and off-farm work: Evidence from Algeria

Bouchakour, Radhia; Saad, Mohammed

Authors

Radhia Bouchakour

Mohammed Saad Mohammed.Saad@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Lecturer - CBAL - BAM - UBAM0001



Abstract

© 2019 Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Inc. Off-farm work is a widespread, two-edged, phenomenon that can help both the survival and the demise of small- and medium-sized agricultural exploitations. Given the prevalence of poverty in rural areas, nonfarm income has been credited with helping farmers to survive. But the observed shrinking of rural areas has also raised the question of whether off-farm work is pulling farmers permanently away from farming. This paper explores the impact of farmer characteristics on the decision to work off-farm in developing countries where this phenomenon has been largely neglected. A review of theory and prior empirical work suggests four main hypotheses which we test empirically. The results suggest that while some farmer characteristics appear to be universal, others appear to be country- or culture-specific.

Citation

Bouchakour, R., & Saad, M. (2019). Farm and farmer characteristics and off-farm work: Evidence from Algeria. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8489.12349

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 2, 2019
Online Publication Date Oct 27, 2019
Publication Date Oct 27, 2019
Deposit Date Dec 12, 2019
Publicly Available Date Oct 28, 2021
Journal Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Print ISSN 1364-985X
Electronic ISSN 1467-8489
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8489.12349
Keywords developing countries, off‐farm work, portfolio theory, rural areas, theory of labour supply
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/4826142

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Bouchakour, R., & Saad, M. (in press). Farm and farmer characteristics and off‐farm work: Evidence from Algeria. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, which has been published in final form athttps://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8489.12349. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.





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