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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1960. Department of Agricultural Economics.


Copyright 1960, the author. Used by permission.


This study is concerned with one phase of a regional project initiated by the North Central Lend Tenure Research Committee and involves the states of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas, plus the Agricultural research Services U.S.D.A, the University of Chicago, and Farm Foundation as cooperating agencies.The Nebraska phase of the investigation is concerned with examining the impact of tenure arrangements on enterprise selection and intratemporal allocation of resources.This examination is based on the general hypothesis that tenure arrangements often impose conditions on resource owners which detract from the optimum combination of resources on the farm firm. More specifically, the objectives of the investigation may be stated as follows:

  1. To isolate factors within specific tenure arrangements which affect enterprise selection and the level of variable inputs.

  2. To examine differences in enterprise combinations and levels of variable input intensity among specific tenure arrangements.

Advisor: Howard W. Ottoson