Farm Household Income and On- and Off-Farm Diversification

Kevin T. McNamara, Christoph Weiss

    Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review


    The paper analyzes the relationship between off-farm labor allocation and on-farm enterprise diversification as farm household income stabilization strategies with census data from the federal state of Upper Austria, Austria. The results suggest that both on-farm diversification and off-farm labor allocation are related to farm and household characteristics. Larger farms tend to be more diversified. Younger farmers are more likely to work off-farm. Larger farm households tend to allocate more labor to off-farm income activities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)37-48
    JournalJournal of Agricultural & Applied Economics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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