The major objectives of this study are to identify the incidence and magnitude of of f-farm income in Tennessee and the South and to determine factors affecting off-farm income of a select group of farm families. Regression models were estimated using cross-sectional data collected from 193 randomly selected farm families in two Tennessee counties. Two models were estimated: the first, for the farm operator's off-farm income; and the second, for the total off-farm income of the family. The study revealed various socioeconomic factors affecting total off-farm family income and operator's off-farm income. Elasticities were also determined for each of the independent variables at their mean values to determine responsiveness of the off-farm income to changes in the independent variables.
Singh, Surendra. 1984. "Incidence, Magnitude, and Determinants of Off-Farm Income in Tennessee and the South." Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 02(1): Article 5. Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/jrss/vol02/iss1/5