Modeling Exit and Entry of Farmers in a Crop Insurance Program

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					Modeling Exit and Entry of Farmers in a
Crop Insurance Program
Juan H. Cabas, Akssell J. Leiva, and Alfons Weersink
               This paper examines the factors influencing farmer participation in crop insurance schemes,
               but unlike previous studies that focus on total demand, participation is disaggregated into en-
               trants and those exiting. Modeling entry and exit decisions separately illustrates that the effect
               of a given variable is often muted by aggregation. In addition, the approach in this paper dis-
               tinguishes between price and yield variables rather than total returns and is consequently able
               to demonstrate that price variables are parti
				
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