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ERIC Number: EJ806517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-0112
Organic Farming, Gender, and the Labor Process
Hall, Alan; Mogyorody, Veronika
Rural Sociology, v72 n2 p289-316 Jun 2007
This paper seeks to explain variations in gender participation in farm production and decision-making through an analysis of organic farm types, sizes, and orientations. Based on both survey and case study data, the analysis shows that female farmers on vegetable farms and mixed livestock/cash crop farms are more likely to be involved in farm production and management than women on field crop farms, where mechanization and capital intensive production is much higher. The links to ideological orientations and motivations are also examined, suggesting that farmers with more conventional orientations to organic farming are also less likely to support gender equality. (Contains 6 tables and 10 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada