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Approaches to Obtaining Income Data: The Case of the Netherlands

By Krijn J. Poppe


This paper provides some information on the experiences in the Netherlands with obtaining micro economic data on household incomes in agriculture. To understand the situation in the Netherlands, the next section gives some background on agriculture and policy making in the Netherlands. This explains the role that the FADN plays, and why it is an attractive tool for the gathering of income data. Section 3 provides some information on the technical issues of the FADN. In the last section we draw some conclusions.Agricultural and Food Policy, Consumer/Household Economics,

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