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Disabilities in the U.S. Farm Population

Cristina Miller

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2019, vol. April 2019, issue 03

Abstract: Recent ERS research estimated that an average of about 19 percent of U.S. farmers (395,000 people) and 9 percent of U.S. farmworkers (134,000 people) had a disability at some point between 2008 and 2016. The probability of disability among both farmers and farmworkers increased with age. The probability of disability was lower for farmers and farmworkers who had higher education levels, were female, or were married. The most common health difficulties were physical (about 10 percent of farmers and 4 percent of farmworkers) and hearing (8 percent of farmers and 3 percent of farmworkers).

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Farm Management; Labor and Human Capital (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302699

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