Year 2019, Volume 4, Issue 1

Year : 2019
Volume : 4
Issue : 1
Authors : Erika QUENDLER
Abstract : Understanding living conditions is critical to the understanding of female farmers’ way of life. They are fundamental to people’s lives and vary from person to person. Normatively speaking, a good life cannot be achieved without having good living conditions. The term living conditions, either as a target of different political interests, agendas and priorities or closely related to private spheres of life, refers to the circumstances surrounding an individual’s life. This paper: (I) aims to define the multidimensional concept of living conditions, (II) considers the importance of the concept and its application, and (III) offers statistically proven insights into the living conditions of female farmers in Austria. The analysis is based on select data from the female farmers’ surveys in Austria. All in all, the results reveal the development from 2006 to 2016. The areas examined (education, financial independence, civic engagement, work-life balance, social network and job satisfaction) show a positive development but there is also room for improvement – especially in the cases of financial inclusion and work life balance. Moreover, there is clearly a need to learn more about the living conditions of female farmers – especially in connection with their lifestyle, and other concepts such as quality of life, social inclusion and standard of living. Finally this paper tries to elaborate on the need for further research and future perspectives.
For citation : Quendler, E. (2019). Living conditions of female farmers in Austria. AGROFOR International Journal, Volume 4. Issue No. 1. pp. 5-13. DOI: 10.7251/AGRENG1901005Q
Keywords : female farmers, living conditions, Austria
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