What Influences Farm Size Growth? An Illustration in Southwestern France

Akimowicz, Mikaël, Magrini, Marie-Benoît, Ridier, Aude, Bergez, Jacques Eric and Requier-Desjardins, Denis (2013) What Influences Farm Size Growth? An Illustration in Southwestern France. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, Vol. 35 (n° 2). pp. 242-269.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aepp/ppt008

Abstract

Farm size in industrialized countries grew significantly over the second half of the twentieth century. Using several econometric models, this article examines factors that influence farm size, the probability of an increase in farm size, and the intensity of farm growth. We find that farm structural characteristics, farmer's age, the existence of a successor, and spatial factors approximating urban influences have a significant impact on farm size, whereas human capital variables do not. This study considers a representative sample of 5,000 professional farms in the Midi-Pyrénées region between 2000 and 2007.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: June 2013
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online March 2013 e-ISSN: 2040-5804
Uncontrolled Keywords: Farm land, Farm sector concentration, Farm size, Midi-Pyrénées, Multinomial model, Structural change, Tobit model
Subjects: D- SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Divisions: Laboratoire d'études et de recherches sur l'économie, les politiques et les systèmes sociaux - LEREPS
Site: IEP
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 09:40
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 16:24
URI: http://publications.sciencespo-toulouse.fr/id/eprint/16823

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