publication . Article . 2015

A recruitment crisis in agriculture?

Chiswell, Hannah Marie; Lobley, Matt;
Open Access English
  • Published: 07 Apr 2015
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This short article responds to Fischer and Burton's article, ‘Understanding farm succession as socially constructed endogenous cycles’, featured in the last issue of Sociologia Ruralis. Broadly the article commends the concept of ‘socially constructed endogenous cycles’ as a way of conceptualising successor creation, but challenges some of Fischer and Burton's claims, with the aim of stimulating further discussion and research into intergenerational farm transfer. Drawing on a range of empirical research, the article explores the reality of the ‘recruitment crisis’ that Fischer and Burton suggest is occurring, and subsequently asks, is there an optimum level of ...
Subjects
free text keywords: H1, Empirical research, Sociology, Agriculture, business.industry, business, Successor cardinal, Social constructionism, Ecological succession, Social science
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