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This study presents a methodology for estimating land use shares and transitions. Our approach emphasizes the importance of land quality in determining land use. Land quality is an index of the physical characteristics of land such as soil depth, slope, and water capacity. We develop a procedure for recovering the probability that land of a given quality is put t o a particular use. In addition, we identify the probability that land shifts from one use to another.

Document Type

Article

ISSN

1070-1524

Volume

166

Publication Date

3-1-1997

Publisher

Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

City

Orono

Keywords

land use

Disciplines

Agricultural and Resource Economics