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Do Farm Workers Earn Less? An Analysis of the Farm Labor Problem

Micha Gisser and Alberto Dávila.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 1998; p ublished online November 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Household Analysis; Agricultural Economics. 0 words.

During the four decades extending from 1950 to 1960, the ratio of the farm to nonfarm wage fluctuated between 0.45 and 0.55. We employ the Oaxaca technique and the Public Use Microdata...

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Migration of Seasonal Agricultural Workers

Jeffrey M. Perloff, Lori Lynch and Susan M. Gabbard.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

February 1998; p ublished online February 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Household Analysis. 0 words.

Nearly half of all seasonal farm workers migrate at least 75 miles in a given year. An expected earnings differential from migration weakly induces migration: a 10% earnings differential...

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National Wage Trends and Migration in a Chinese Village Economy: A Micro Level Modeling Approach Based on a Composite Utility Function

Ulrich Kleinwechter and Harald Grethe.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economic Development; Demand and Supply of Labour; Particular Labour Markets; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Agricultural Economics; Household Analysis; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 14355 words.

China’s economy is experiencing a regime shift away from a fully elastic supply of labor from a large pool of rural surplus labor and toward a situation of increasing labor scarcity and...

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The plant size-place effect: agglomeration and monopsony in labour markets

Alan Manning.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2010; p ublished online September 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Particular Labour Markets; Household Analysis. 11070 words.

This article shows, using data from both the USA and the UK, that average plant size is larger in denser markets. However, many popular theories of agglomeration—spillovers, cost advantages...

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Rural Population Decline in the 1980s: Impacts of Farm Structure and Federal Farm Programs

Stephan J. Goetz and David L. Debertin.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 1996; p ublished online August 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Household Analysis; Agricultural Economics. 0 words.

Federal farm program benefits accrue disproportionately to large-scale farm operators, and continue largely because of the political influence of their beneficiaries. Some writers argue...

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