Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: The impact of investment support on labour productivity in Lithuanian family farms: A propensity score matching approach
Issue: Vol. 12, No 1, 2019
Published date: 03-2019 (print) / 03-2019 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Virginia Namiotko
Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics

Aistė Galnaitytė
Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics

Tomas Baležentis
Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics

Peng Wang
Chongqing Business Vocational College
Keywords: investment support, labour productivity, Lithuania, family farms, propensity score matching
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2019/12-1/21
Index PUBMS: 0c1bb11e-5d5f-11e9-8b68-fa163e6feac6
Language: English
Pages: 342-352 (11)
JEL classification: C21, Q12, Q18

The aim of this paper is to assess the impact of investment support on labour productivity in Lithuanian family farms. This issue is of particular importance when appraising whether the investment support has had the anticipated effects. Propensity score matching is employed to quantify the average treatment effect on the treated farms. The research is based on panel data from the Farm Accountancy Data Network covering the period of 2007–2012. The results show that Lithuanian farmers’ participation in investment measures did not result in labour productivity gains. These results provide guidance for policy makers with regards to decisions on investment support measures beyond 2020.


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