Part-Time Farming and Scale Efficiency

Addo, F. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2357-7649 & Salhofer, K. (2022). Part-Time Farming and Scale Efficiency. German Journal of Agricultural Economics 71 (1) 16-35. 10.30430/gjae.2022.0195.

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Abstract

While many studies have compared the technical efficiency of part-time and full-time farms, we add to the existing literature by extending this analysis to scale efficiency. Based on a sample of crop farms in Austria between 2010 and 2017, we find that part-time farms are more scale efficient when they are evaluated with respect to their production technology and the difference in scale efficiency between part-time and full-time farms increases over time. Although we do not find any significant difference in technical efficiency, full-time farms have a higher technological change. Furthermore, an analysis of the determinants of scale efficiency confirms that factors facilitating farm growth also increase scale efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR)
Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) > Integrated Biosphere Futures (IBF)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 10:33
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2022 12:31
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/17856

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