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The income penalty of farming and fishing : Results from a sibling approach

Nordin, Martin LU ; Blomquist, Johan LU and Waldo, Staffan LU (2016) In European Review of Agricultural Economics 43(3). p.383-400
Abstract

This study explores an apparently paradoxical finding in farming and fishing: low economic returns, but a high rate of occupational transmission across generations of farmers and fishers. Using a sibling model containing 11,924 children of Swedish farmers and fishers in 2012, we estimate that farmers' sons who became farmers received 28 per cent lower income than same-sex siblings with a career outside farming. For farmers' daughters and fishers' sons, the income gap was about 22 per cent relative to samesex siblings. Our conclusion is that the decision to become a fisher or a farmer is largely determined by non-pecuniary factors.

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Agriculture, Farming, Fishing, Income penalty, Intergenerational
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European Review of Agricultural Economics
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43
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3
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18 pages
publisher
Oxford University Press
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  • scopus:84979233544
  • wos:000384749900002
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0165-1587
DOI
10.1093/erae/jbv036
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English
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  author       = {Nordin, Martin and Blomquist, Johan and Waldo, Staffan},
  issn         = {0165-1587},
  keyword      = {Agriculture,Farming,Fishing,Income penalty,Intergenerational},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {383--400},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {European Review of Agricultural Economics},
  title        = {The income penalty of farming and fishing : Results from a sibling approach},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/erae/jbv036},
  volume       = {43},
  year         = {2016},
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