Swiss Federal Research Station for Agricultural Economics and Engineering, Tänikon

Rural work: Definition of a general standard

Currently, rural work is increasingly subject to public discussion. The working time requirements of rural enterprises are also of significance for different agro-political measures. But how can rural work be measured or calculated? Depending on the measure, different definitions are possible. All standards have been based on the same labour economics data, however, the strict simplification has led to distortions. A harmonisation of the standards has been planned.

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