An Economic Analysis of Degradation in the Mulga Rangelands - John George Irvine Passmore Bachelor of Agricultural Economics Hons 2(1) UNE

A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Agricultural Economics in the University of Queensland Department of Agriculture August, 1991 The economic issues involved in arid rangeland degradation have become an increasing in agricultural economics research world-wide. The economic and social factors contribute to degradation in Queensland's arid mulga rangelands are explored in this paper Many of the region's problems, including the small property size structure, management practices and land tenure have their origins in the historical development of the region. These and other factors are identified using both a regression analysis of cross sectional data and a stochastic dynamic programming model of the rangeland.

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