Farm Growth and Survival: Econometric Evidence for Individual Farms in Upper Austria

@inproceedings{Weiss1999FarmGA,
  title={Farm Growth and Survival: Econometric Evidence for Individual Farms in Upper Austria},
  author={Christoph R. Weiss},
  year={1999}
}
This article investigates survival and growth of more than 50,000 Upper Austrian farm households within a maximum likelihood sample selection framework. The results suggest that age, schooling and sex of the farm operator, size of the farm family, and off-farm employment status, as well as initial farm size, significantly influence farm growth and survival. The present study provides support for the notion of a “disappearing middle” in the size distribution. The process of polarization is… CONTINUE READING

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