Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276813
Title:
Patterns of rural labor utilization in northwest Portugal
Author:
Pinheiro, Maria Henrique Serejo de Moura, 1952-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study evaluates some possible agricultural household responses to changes in output prices due to Portugal's entry into the EC. The patterns of interest were, continuing expansion in farming, continuing part-time farming and leaving farming. Farm accounts were used to model different farm types and evaluate their farm returns. Simulations were performed, using different technologies, levels of family labor availability, and land area. The results show that part-time farming is a viable alternative in the northwest region and that there are strong economic incentives for traditional farms to specialize and adopt more modern technologies. The dairy system exhibits the highest returns. Traditional farms that do not have some available fixed family labor will face pressures to leave farming; but since family labor with low opportunity cost is more available on the small traditional farms, farm size is not expected to expand rapidly because leaving farming is not likely in a great way. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.)
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Rural-urban migration -- Portugal -- Entre Douro e Minho Region.; Labor supply -- Portugal -- Entre Douro e Minho Region.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agricultural Economics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Langworthy, Mark

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePatterns of rural labor utilization in northwest Portugalen_US
dc.creatorPinheiro, Maria Henrique Serejo de Moura, 1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorPinheiro, Maria Henrique Serejo de Moura, 1952-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study evaluates some possible agricultural household responses to changes in output prices due to Portugal's entry into the EC. The patterns of interest were, continuing expansion in farming, continuing part-time farming and leaving farming. Farm accounts were used to model different farm types and evaluate their farm returns. Simulations were performed, using different technologies, levels of family labor availability, and land area. The results show that part-time farming is a viable alternative in the northwest region and that there are strong economic incentives for traditional farms to specialize and adopt more modern technologies. The dairy system exhibits the highest returns. Traditional farms that do not have some available fixed family labor will face pressures to leave farming; but since family labor with low opportunity cost is more available on the small traditional farms, farm size is not expected to expand rapidly because leaving farming is not likely in a great way. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.)en_US
dc.description.noteDigitization note: two pg. 21 with different content in paper original; appears to be a pagination error rather than duplication.en
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectRural-urban migration -- Portugal -- Entre Douro e Minho Region.en_US
dc.subjectLabor supply -- Portugal -- Entre Douro e Minho Region.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Economicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLangworthy, Marken_US
dc.identifier.proquest1335060en_US
dc.identifier.oclc21539804en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17271861en_US
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