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Farm exit intention and wellbeing: A study of Australian farmers

Peel, Dominic; Berry, Helen L.; Schirmer, Jacki


As the agricultural industries of developed countries undergo an extended period of change, increasing numbers of farmers are leaving farming. In this paper, we investigate the relationship between intention to exit farming and farmer wellbeing, drawing on and adapting the conservation of resources theory of stress. In a quantitative analysis of 674 Australian farmers, we show that the more likely a farmer is to leave farming, the poorer their wellbeing; but this is moderated by smaller...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Rural Studies
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.07.006


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