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Job creation and job destruction in EU agriculture

Liesbeth Dries, Pavel Ciaian and d'Artis Kancs

Food Policy, 2012, vol. 37, issue 6, 600-608

Abstract: This is the first paper to study job creation and destruction in EU agriculture. We disaggregate gross employment patterns and net job flows into detailed intra-sectoral labour adjustment dynamics based on a unique EU-wide farm level panel dataset for 1990–2005. We find that: (1) job creation and destruction rates in EU agriculture are comparable to other sectors; (2) there is some evidence of ongoing substitution of family labour for hired labour; (3) there are important differences in job creation and destruction rates between different Member States; (4) these differences can be attributed to structural differences across countries, sectors and farm types; (5) time variation of job reallocation fluctuates countercyclically; and (6) idiosyncratic effects are the main driver of time variance in job reallocation.

Keywords: Job creation; Job destruction; FADN; EU; Labour adjustment in agriculture (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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