Demographic — Economic Interaction in a Shrinking Agricultural Sector: Population and Labor Market Effects in the Federal Republic of Germany

  • Joachim von Braun
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Contemporary Economics book series (CONTEMPORARY, volume 8)


A common feature of economic development in industrialized countries is the shrinking of the agricultural sector. This is highlighted by diminishing shares of agriculture in national income generation and, in later stages, absolute reduction of the labor force in the sector.


Farm Household Farm Income Mobility Rate Occupational Mobility Farm Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim von Braun
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  1. 1.International Food Policy Research InstituteUSA

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