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Does a Good Concentration Involve Necessarily a Better Use of the Production Factors?

Abstract

The paper was based on the idea that important changes have been occurred in the last years in the Romanian agriculture. Labour is one of the most important production factor in rural area and when this is linked to the agriculture sector, becomes a strategic issue. Land as one of the most limited resources in agriculture plays also an important role, its degree of concentration determining the structure of the farms system. The purpose of the study was to explore, by means of the Gini coefficient, whether the labour, in different forms (paid, unpaid labour) follows a similar degree of concentration as the Total Utilized Agricultural Area (UAA) and the farm output. The datasets used for the paper were the FADN public database (period 2007-2015) and the Tempo online dataset from Romanian National Institute of Statistics. The findings of this analyse were that paid labour, unpaid labour and the output followed a decreased trend of concentration and become during the analysed period, more equal distributed, while the area tends to have more unequal distribution, so the large farms tends to become larger.

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