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Title:Growth cycle, income stream and decision-making: a case study of Yoruba smallholders
Author:Zuckerman, Paul S.
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
small farms
Abstract:This paper examines two hypotheses: 1) that smallholders in Western Nigeria adhere to a general life or development cycle that influences their farm decision making, and 2) that farmers have different usefulness thresholds for cash. Examined is the link between a man's age - taken as an indicator of his position in his life cycle - and his farm management dicision making process. It is suggested that age is the independent variable, with many other variables affecting the decision making process, dependent on it. Empirical evidence to support the two hypotheses is taken from a study of small-holders carried out in 1970-71 in Western Nigeria by the author. Fig., notes, ref., tab.