Influences on mobility and employment in Irish family farming

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Show simple item record Walsh, Brendan M. 2009-10-07T15:57:32Z 2009-10-07T15:57:32Z 1969
dc.identifier.citation Irish Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology en
dc.identifier.issn 0021-1249
dc.description.abstract This is a study of some of the economic and demographic determinants of the decline in employment among farmer and farmers' relatives between 1951 and 1961 in the Republic of Ireland. Net migration and employment decline have been studied separately for each of these employment categories, and multiple regression techniques applied to test a model of the dynamics of the family-farm labour force. The principal findings reported are: (i) there is some responsiveness to expected family-farm income in the migration decisions of both employment categories, but this factor does not account for much of the inter-county variation in migration in either category ; (ii) a major source of variation in employment decline among farmers is the number of farmers' deaths expected over the period, and (iii) the increase in the number of farmers' relatives expected in the absence of migration does not contribute significantly to the explanation of employment decline, but does account for much of the variation in the level of net migration, among this employment category. These findings are, in general, confirmed when the model is tested on age-specific data. In addition to illumination the reasons for the changes that have occurred in the family-farm labour force between 1951-61, it is believed that the model presented here can be readily applied to help forecast the future behaviour of this labour force.
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher An Foras Talúntais en
dc.publisher 1968, An Foras Talúntais en
dc.subject.lcsh Labor mobility--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Labor market--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Farmers--Supply and demand--Ireland
dc.subject.lcsh Farm income--Ireland
dc.title Influences on mobility and employment in Irish family farming en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0036 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 2 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 13 en
dc.identifier.endpage 24 en
dc.neeo.contributor Walsh|Brendan M.|aut|UCD0036 en

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