Understanding career pathways in agriculture: theorising the farmhand career

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Author: Moffatt, Jennifer


The rapid re-expansion of agriculture following a decade of drought highlighted long-standing unresolved issues in the Australian agriculture workforce. This paper investigates the career paths of existing farmhands, through a theoretical lens to increase our understanding of career pathways on agriculture. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with five farmhands and eight farmers on cotton-producing agricultural farms in New South Wales, Australia. These results show there is a discernible farmhand career with attributes of the primary labour market. This career is the embodiment...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Employment; Industry; Research

Keywords: Career choice; Case study

Geographic subjects: New South Wales; Australia; Oceania

Published: London, England: Sage Publications in association with ACER, 2016

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Journal volume: 25

Journal number: 3

Journal date: October 2016

Pages: pp. 129-138

ISSN: 1038-4162, 2200-6974 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.61

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