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- 'Hell no!!': intergenerational farm transfer: do you want to be a farmer?
- Geldens, Paula
- Recruitment into Australian agricultural industries has most often taken place through processes of inheritance and to a far lesser extent through other means including marriage and purchase. Processes of recruitment within families have historically abided by a strict adherence to gendered politics in which sons serve 'apprenticeships' in order to 'earn' the farm. This paper presents research undertaken with 138 young people from family farms in four regions of Victoria. A key focus of the study was an exploration of participant's interest in and investment in their family's farm, their interest in farming as a potential career, and their assessment of their parent's expectations in relation to the future of the family farm. The research finds that gender remains a key dimension in relation to issues of intergenerational farm transfer.
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- Conference paper
- Paper presented at Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association: Revisioning Institutions: Change in the 21st Century (TASA 2004), Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, 08-11 December 2004
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- Australia; Agricultural industries; Careers; Farming; Gender; Inheritance; Parental expectations; Recruitment
- The Australian Sociological Association
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- Copyright © 2004.