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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Mwachofi, Ari K.
URN etd-10022007-144944
Title A comparative study of rural Virginia farm and non farm household labor supply
Degree PhD
Department Agricultural Economics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Alwang, Jeffrey R. Committee Co-Chair
Norton, George W. Committee Co-Chair
Johnson, Thomas G. Committee Member
Stallmann, Judith I. Committee Member
Taylor, Daniel B. Committee Member
Keywords
  • rural employment
Date of Defense 1995-07-05
Availability restricted
Abstract

This study compares rural Virginia two-adult farm and non-farm household labor supply on two levels: (1) labor market participation and (2) variations in labor supply to the market and to the home. The study develops three models: a selection model, a wage rate model, and a labor supply model. Estimation is performed with data collected from rural Virginia by the Virginia Agricultural Statistical Service in 1989 and by North American Research in 1990.

The estimates of the selection equations indicate significant differences in the effects of human capital and unearned income on labor market and wage employment participation of rural Virginia farm and non-farm households.

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