Assessing the Impact of Internet Access on Household Income and Financial Performance of Small Farms

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Khanal, Aditya R. ; Mishra, Ashok K. (2013)
  • Subject: Small farms, household income, financial performance, average treatment effect, Internet, Agricultural Finance, Community/Rural/Urban Development, Consumer/Household Economics,
    acm: ComputerSystemsOrganization_COMPUTERSYSTEMIMPLEMENTATION
    mesheuropmc: animal diseases

With increased focus on survival strategies for small farm businesses, we investigate the impact of Internet access on income and farm expenses of small farm business and households. Using a nation-wide farm-level data in the U.S. and non-parametric matching estimators, the study finds a significant positive impact of Internet access on total household and off-farm income.
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