Occupational adjustment of Iowa farm operators who quit farming in 1959-1961
This bulletin reports the findings from a study of occupational adjustment by Iowa farm operators. Data for the study were obtained by personal interview from a statewide sample of farmers who quit farming and took nonfarm jobs during 1958-61. An initial survey, covering nearly 7,000 operators, was conducted in 1962 to identify and estimate the components of change in the number of Iowa farmers. Operators who had quit farming and who were working at nonfarm jobs in Iowa were surveyed in 1963 and again in 1970. These surveys provided most of the information for the study of occupational transfer.