Off-Farm Labor Supply Effects of Farm Mechanization
Mansur Ahmed () and
Barry Goodwin ()
No 170408, 2014 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
This paper examines off-farm labor supply effects of farm mechanization. The conceptual framework in the paper suggests positive effect of farm mechanization on farm operator’s off-farm labor supply. The paper uses adoption of tractor as proxy measure of farm mechanization and utilizes a nationally representative household survey dataset from Bangladesh. Using Probit and Tobit models, the paper finds support for the proposition that farm mechanization boosts farm operator’s off-farm labor supply.
Keywords: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Farm Management; Labor and Human Capital (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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