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The Role of Gender in Agricultural Productivity in the Philippines: The Average Treatment Effect

Krishna H. Koirala, Ashok Mishra () and Samarendu Mohanty

No 195705, 2015 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia from Southern Agricultural Economics Association

Abstract: Using average treatment effect and data from 2012 the Central Luzon Loop Survey, this study investigates the role of gender in rice production. Results indicate that female-headed farm households, despite having limited access to land, have a higher value of rice production than their male counterparts. However, there is no significant difference between net farm incomes earned by male- and female-headed farm households. Female-headed households have higher fixed costs, consequently earning less total household income. Findings from this study indicate that women are less efficient in farming, but are more likely to adopt improved seed varieties. In addition, female-headed farm households are better at controlling farming costs.

Keywords: Farm Management; Production Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 20
Date: 2014-12
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.195705

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