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Farm machinery use, off-farm employment and farm performance in China

Ma, Wanglin; Renwick, Alan; Grafton, R Quentin

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We analyse the joint impacts of farm machinery use and off‐farm employment on maize yields and agrochemical expenses from a household survey of 493 farmers in China. Our findings are obtained from an innovative two‐stage econometric procedure that combines a bivariate ordered probit model with an endogeneity‐corrected ordinary least square regression model. The results show that farmers are jointly making decisions to use farm machines and to work off the farm and that these two household...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/160537
Source: The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8489.12249

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