Factors Affecting the Decision Making in Off Farm Employment Among Paddy Farmers in Kemasin Semerak

Man, N. (2009) Factors Affecting the Decision Making in Off Farm Employment Among Paddy Farmers in Kemasin Semerak. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 17 (1). pp. 7-15. ISSN 0128-7702

[img] PDF - Published Version


Poverty is one of the most serious problems confronting paddy farmers worldwide, and Malaysia is not an exception. Off farm employment is an alternative strategy and it has a potential to improve the income and well-being of the paddy farmers. This study assessed the off-farm employment decision among 250 paddy farmers in Kemasin Semerak granary area. In specific, the study attempted to determine the relationship between the determinants of the off-farm and the off-farm participation decision. It was also undertaken to describe the characteristics of respondents and their status in the off-farm employment. Furthermore, it examined the income level of the farm households from the paddy farming and the off-farm employments as well as showed the effects of the off-farm employment to the paddy farmers, using the descriptive analysis and logit regression methods. The variables which were found to influence the likelihood of the paddy farmers to be engaged in the off-farm employment included the farmers’ age and gender, the number of dependants, as well as other income and farming types. From the study, it was evident that the farm size and education were not significant factors as no significant association was observed between them and the offfarm participation.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Off-farm employment, paddy farmers, logit model, participation decision
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Agriculture
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:6685
Deposited By: Norhazura Hamzah
Deposited On:20 May 2010 01:37
Last Modified:27 May 2013 07:31

Repository Staff Only: Edit item detail

Document Download Statistics

This item has been downloaded for since 20 May 2010 01:37.

View statistics for "Factors Affecting the Decision Making in Off Farm Employment Among Paddy Farmers in Kemasin Semerak"

Universiti Putra Malaysia Institutional Repository

Universiti Putra Malaysia Institutional Repository is an on-line digital archive that serves as a central collection and storage of scientific information and research at the Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Currently, the collections deposited in the IR consists of Master and PhD theses, Master and PhD Project Report, Journal Articles, Journal Bulletins, Conference Papers, UPM News, Newspaper Cuttings, Patents and Inaugural Lectures.

As the policy of the university does not permit users to view thesis in full text, access is only given to the first 24 pages only.