Type of Document Dissertation Author Mwachofi, Ari K. URN etd-10022007-144944 Title A comparative study of rural Virginia farm and non farm household labor supply Degree PhD Department Agricultural Economics Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Alwang, Jeffrey R. Committee Co-Chair Norton, George W. Committee Co-Chair Johnson, Thomas G. Committee Member Stallmann, Judith I. Committee Member Taylor, Daniel B. Committee Member Keywords
- rural employment
Date of Defense 1995-07-05 Availability restricted Abstract
This study compares rural Virginia two-adult farm and non-farm household labor supply on two levels: (1) labor market participation and (2) variations in labor supply to the market and to the home. The study develops three models: a selection model, a wage rate model, and a labor supply model. Estimation is performed with data collected from rural Virginia by the Virginia Agricultural Statistical Service in 1989 and by North American Research in 1990.
The estimates of the selection equations indicate significant differences in the effects of human capital and unearned income on labor market and wage employment participation of rural Virginia farm and non-farm households.
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