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The socioeconomic impacts of the CAP: Systematic literature review

Jüri Lillemets, Imre Fertő () and Ants-Hannes Viira

Land Use Policy, 2022, vol. 114, issue C

Abstract: One of the main aims of the EU's common agricultural policy (CAP) is to promote the development of rural areas. Although there is a rich abundance of academic literature on the impacts of the CAP on rural areas, there has yet to be a comprehensive overview on the effects. The paper aims to fill this gap by providing a systematic literature review on the impacts of the CAP on the socioeconomic situation in EU's rural areas. A two-stage search procedure to identify the relevant literature is employed. Only 59 publications that estimated the socioeconomic impacts of the CAP were found. The main findings are the following: the reviewed studies have found CAP to have no significant impacts on rural development as an abstract concept and the rural population; positive but negligible effects on economic output, the generational change in farming and gender equality; a positive effect on employment; and limited or inconclusive evidence about the impact on economic diversification, regional cohesion and civil participation.

Keywords: Common agricultural policy; Rural development; Policy impact (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105968

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