In this paper, I reanalyze Albrecht and Murdock’s (1984) POET (Population, Organization, Environment, and Technology) model of part-time farming prevalence using 2002 data and two indicators of part-time farming prevalence: percent of farm operators working 100 days or more off-farm and percent of farm operators whose principal occupation is not farming. I compare the results of analyses using these two measures to one another and to the results produced in Albrecht and Murdock’s earlier study using 1978 data. Findings from the analysis of 2002 are similar to those produced with 1978 data. However, the findings from the 2002 analyses do differ according to which measure of part-time farming prevalence is used.
Eargle, Lisa. 2006. "POET Revisited: A Reanalysis of Albrecht and Murdock's Part-Time Farming Model." Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 21(2): Article 3. Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/jrss/vol21/iss2/3