EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Distribution of Support and Income in Agriculture

Catherine Moreddu
Additional contact information
Catherine Moreddu: OECD

No 46, OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers from OECD Publishing

Abstract: Agricultural production and support in Canada, the United States, and the European Union are highly concentrated on larger farms, which have higher income levels than the average of all farms. Smaller farms, though, are more dependent on support (in particular, payments) which accounts for a larger share of their gross receipts. As payments to farmers are more equally distributed than production, government support reduces income inequality by farm size and farm type. This study, carried out in the context of the OECD Network for Farm Level Analysis, concludes that improved efficiency and equity of policies will require better targeting of income support and, in turn, better information on the income and wealth situation of the agricultural population.

Keywords: agricultural policy; agricultural support; distribution of support; equity; farm wealth; income distribution; targeting (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 Q12 Q18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr
Date: 2011-05-01
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (7) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://doi.org/10.1787/5kgch21wkmbx-en (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:oec:agraaa:46-en

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers from OECD Publishing Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2019-06-05
Handle: RePEc:oec:agraaa:46-en