Has the Farm Problem Disappeared A Comparison of Household and Self-Employment Income Levels of the Farm and Nonfarm Self-Employed Report as inadecuate




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This study tests the impact of household and demographic factors on the economic well-being of the farm and nonfarm self-employed using data from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Parametric and nonparametric techniques are used to test for statistical differences in self-employment and household income levels. Further, household and demographic factors are tested for their effect on self-employment income using a censored tobit regression model. The farm self-employed report significantly higher levels of self-employment income. Results reveal that several household and demographic factors significantly impact self-employment income levels for the farm and nonfarm self-employed, with key differences in impacts.

Keywords: self-employment ; farm households

Subject(s): Community/Rural/Urban Development

Issue Date: 2009

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/46304

Total Pages: 29

Series Statement: Selected Paper

Record appears in: Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) > 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia





Author: Peake, Whitney O. ; Marshall, Maria I.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/46304?ln=en



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