The Effects of Large-Scale Hog Production on Local Labor Markets
Stacy Sneeringer () and
Tom Hertz ()
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2013, vol. 45, issue 01
Although the negative externalities of large-scale hog production have been well studied, econometric estimates of its potentially positive labor markets effects are lacking.We use the geographic shifts in large-scale hog production between 1992 and 2007 to estimate such productionâ€™s effects on local farm and nonfarm labor markets. We find that every additional 1000 head at large-scale facilities in a county generates 0.57 additional large-scale hog operation jobs, 0.04 fewer small-scale hog operation jobs, 0.16 fewer nonhog-related agricultural jobs, and 0.59 additional nonfarm jobs, for a total of 0.96 jobs. Our total estimate is lower than previous ones based on inputâ€“output modeling.
Keywords: employment; income; hogs; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Production Economics; Q5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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