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L'effet du travail hors-ferme sur l'efficacité technique des fermes laitières québécoises: un modèle intégrant les biais de sélection sur les observables et inobservables

Rosemarie Begin, Lota Tamini () and Maurice Doyon

No 187233, Working Papers from University of Laval, Center for Research on the Economics of the Environment, Agri-food, Transports and Energy (CREATE)

Abstract: This article focuses on the effect of off-farm work on technical efficiency of a sample of dairy farms in Quebec. The analyzes are based on the estimation of a stochastic model of cost function We hypothesize that producers working outside and those working only on the farm have different observable and unobservable characteristics resulting in a selection bias that must be taken into account. Our results confirm the presence of selection bias. Also, empirical results show that participation in non-farm work exerts a negative and statistically significant effect on technical efficiency of dairy farms. Without correction for selection bias the efficiency scores between the 2 groups are not statistically different.

Keywords: Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-10
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.187233

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