Part-time farming was already a visible phenomenon among European agricultural families before the industrial revolution. A survivor of this revolution, it still persists our days, strengthened in renewed ways, in the European industrialized societies, where the economy has become institutionalized in markets. For decades of the past two centuries, both by Marxist and Neoclassical economic thought, small farms have been classified as traditional, transitory, inefficient, and irrational. In this work, based on the Gunther-Schmitt model and inspired by the ideas of Chiara Saraceno and Dominique Strauss-Khan, we approach small farms within the framework of the family-working system. We will show how a neoclassical empirical method - the Policy Analysis Matrix (PAM) - can be adapted to verify the contribution of these family family-working systems to economic growth in the European industrialized societies, especially in the Portuguese society, and what are the policy effects on this efficiency objective. Based on the new matrix, PAM-FAMILY, we will also quantify the contribution of the referred systems to non-efficiency objectives, such as the redistribution of income and employment, and the policy effects on these objectives.
|Título traduzido da contribuição||Small farming and the pluriactivity of families observed through the PAM: An example of application in the Portuguese Northwest|
|Estado da publicação||Publicado - 29 jul 1993|