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Type Journal Article - Journal of Development Studies
Title The vanishing farms? The impact of international migration on Albanian family farming
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Volume 46
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2010
Page numbers 140-161
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00220380903197978#.Ug-wYIXbKmA
Abstract
This paper investigates the impact of international migration on technical efficiency, resource allocation and income from agricultural production of family farming in Albania. The results suggest that migration is used by rural households as a pathway out of agriculture: migration is negatively associated with both labour and non-labour input allocation in agriculture, while no significant differences can be detected in terms of farm technical efficiency or agricultural income. Whether the rapid demographic changes in rural areas triggered by massive migration, possibly combined with propitious land and rural development policies, will ultimately produce the conditions for a more viable, high-return agriculture attracting larger investments remains to be seen.

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Miluka, Juna, Gero Carlettob, Benjamin Davisc, and Alberto Zezza. "The vanishing farms? The impact of international migration on Albanian family farming." Journal of Development Studies 46, no. 1 (2010): 140-161.
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