Feast or flee: government payments and labor migration from agriculture in the United States

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dc.contributor.author D’Antoni, Jeremy
dc.contributor.author Mishra, Ashok K.
dc.contributor.author Barkley, Andrew P.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-14T15:49:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-14T15:49:39Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13936
dc.description.abstract Government payments have been a part of agriculture since 1933 and at no time has the government stated a policy objective of decreasing the agricultural labor force. The reality of the matter may be considerably different. Using time series data and new econometric techniques, this study finds agricultural policy may have an unintended impact on labor migration. Specifically, we find that government payments increased labor migration from the farm. From 1939 to 2007, increased direct government payments resulted in greater migration of labor from agriculture. Government policy appears to have shown limited success at sustaining the agricultural labor force. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01618938/34/2 en_US
dc.subject Labor migration en_US
dc.subject Agricultural policy en_US
dc.subject Direct government payments en_US
dc.subject Farm income en_US
dc.subject Farm households en_US
dc.subject Time-series analysis en_US
dc.title Feast or flee: government payments and labor migration from agriculture in the United States en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1016/j.jpolmod.2011.10.002 en_US
dc.citation.epage 192 en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Policy Modeling en_US
dc.citation.spage 181 en_US
dc.citation.volume 34 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid barkley en_US

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