The Co-operative Farmer and the Welfare State: Economic Change in an Israeli Moshav

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Manchester University Press, 1974 - Agriculture and state - 236 pages
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The ideological and economic foundations of the moshav
10
The process of immigration
21
Type of commitment to Israel
25
Immigrant farmers of Sharon and their areas of origin
26
Immigration and initial residence
29
Occupation before coming to Sharon
32
Patterns of immigration to Sharon
35
Relative land utilization by farm branch
109
Labour and water inputs in dairy farming
110
Production differentials among dairy farmers
112
Land utilization among dairy farmers
114
Comparison of vegetable growers
117
Land utilization by vegetable growers
121
Varieties of citrus trees planted before and after 1961
125
Number of farmers planting different varieties of citrus
126

Reasons for becoming a farmer
43
Reasons for coming to Sharon
46
Household population of Sharon 195467
47
Migration of families to and from Sharon 195467
48
Policy and planning in Israeli agriculture
53
The agricultural geography of Sharon
71
its demographic and social characteristics
84
Age differences between farmers and their wives in Sharon
85
Number of children per farm family
86
Age of farmers wives at birth of first child
87
Farm family development phase
93
Workdays per family phase
94
Family phase and the use of hired labour to pick oranges
95
Present outside employment of farmers and wives
97
Outside employment farmers of Sharon
98
Outside work and mechanization in Sharon
100
Types of occupation women of Sharon
102
Factors of production in farm branches
105
Farm branches in Sharon 19667
106
Farm types based on farm branches
108
Labour and water requirements for citrus
127
Dunams of citrus planted in relation to dominant branch
128
Use of hired labour to pick oranges by dominant farm type
129
Workdays of poultry raisers
133
Branches supplying 60 per cent or more of farm income
138
Total workdays required by farms of various types
139
Economic collaboration
141
Partnerships based on the exchange of labour in Sharon
149
Ethnic categories of farmers and their wives in Sharon
155
partnerships ex changing labour 19678
159
Permanent land exchanges in Sharon
160
Land transactions among farmers in Sharon
162
Kinship friendship and mobilization for economic aid
179
Economic aid from kinsmen to farmers
186
Individual and group responses to economic pressure
198
Conclusion
222
Bibliography
228
Index
233
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