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Effects of gender and length of land tenure on timber supply in Finland

Jari Kuuluvainen, Dept. of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland, jari.kuuluvainen@helsinki.fi Heimo Karppinen, Dept. of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland, heimo.karppinen@helsinki.fi Harri Hänninen, Finnish Forest Association, Finland, harri.hanninen@smy.fi Jussi Uusivuori, Finnish Forest Research Institute Metla, Finland, jussi.uusivuori@metla.fi
 
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Jari Kuuluvainen, Heimo Karppinen, Harri Hänninen and Jussi Uusivuori (2014), "Effects of gender and length of land tenure on timber supply in Finland", Journal of Forest Economics: Vol. 20: No. 4, pp 363-379. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfe.2014.10.002

Published: 0/12/2014
© 0 2014 Jari Kuuluvainen, Heimo Karppinen, Harri Hänninen, Jussi Uusivuori
 
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Duration of ownershipFamily forest ownersGenderHarvesting decisionsInverse hyperbolic sine Tobit modelNon-industrial private forests
 

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Introduction
Theoretical model of timber supply
Material and methods
Empirical results
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Abstract

This study investigated timber supply from Finnish non-industrial private forests (NIPF) using the consistent Tobit model and nationwide micropanel survey data on timber sales of 1299 forest owners during 2004–2008. The effects of forest owners’ gender and length of land tenure on timber supply were studied in particular. Women sold one cubic meter per hectare and per year (about 30%) less than men did. Female owners sold less frequently, but larger quantities at a time than did male owners. Short-tenure (<5 years) owners’ harvests were only affected by price, owner's age, income, timber stock and forest acreage. A group with relatively high harvest levels was young, low-income new forest owners.

DOI:10.1016/j.jfe.2014.10.002