The role of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy in creating rural jobs

Powell, John R ORCID: 0000-0001-8464-4521, Vigani, Mauro ORCID: 0000-0003-2442-7976, Hawketts, Eleanor, Schuh, Bernd, Gorny, Helene, Kaucic, Jiannis and Kirchmayr-Novak, Stephanie (2016) The role of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy in creating rural jobs. Project Report. European Union, Brussels.

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This study analysed the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy’s role in creating rural jobs. Starting at the EU level, a thorough systematic literature review and a statistical analysis prepare the ground for more detailed Member Stare reviews and Case studies. When discussing the findings the study concludes that the CAP supports the survival of small scale farms and contributes to sustain and develop rural economies. However, Pillar I payments have contradictory effects on employment and its ability in creating jobs appears to be limited. Pillar II is effective in supporting diversification, but concrete evidences of direct effects on employment are difficult to assess due to missing systematic reporting on job creation.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Common Agricultural Policy; Employment; Job Creation;
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > S560 Farm Economics
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Chris Rayfield
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 13:46
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:39

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