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標題: Cultivation arrangements and the cost efficiency of rice farming in Taiwan
作者: Huang, M.Y.
Huang, C.J.
Fu, T.T.
關鍵字: stochastic frontier;cost efficiency;switching regression;cultivation;arrangement;rice farming in Taiwan;frontier production function;model
Project: Journal of Productivity Analysis
期刊/報告no:: Journal of Productivity Analysis, Volume 18, Issue 3, Page(s) 223-239.
In this paper, a switching regression model is developed to analyze farmers' choice behavior and cost efficiency in field plowing arrangement in Taiwan. We find that the decision on the choice of plowing arrangement is determined by a cost comparison between self-plowing and hired-service, and other non-cost considerations, such as the availability of family labor and machinery., education level, non-farm income, age, and regional effects, Across a spectrum of fanner characteristics, empirical results indicate a potentially substantial cost-savings by hiring service for field plowing than by self-plowing. Self-plowing farmers also subject to a significant level of cost inefficiency.
ISSN: 0895-562X
DOI: 10.1023/a:1020686610802
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