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Socio-Economic Factors of Rural Entrepreneurs that Influence Agricultural Development in Antioquia

Version 1 : Received: 8 April 2021 / Approved: 9 April 2021 / Online: 9 April 2021 (09:55:53 CEST)

How to cite: Arias, F.; Ribes-Giner, G.; Arango, D.; Garcés, L.F. Socio-Economic Factors of Rural Entrepreneurs that Influence Agricultural Development in Antioquia. Preprints 2021, 2021040252 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0252.v1). Arias, F.; Ribes-Giner, G.; Arango, D.; Garcés, L.F. Socio-Economic Factors of Rural Entrepreneurs that Influence Agricultural Development in Antioquia. Preprints 2021, 2021040252 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0252.v1).

Abstract

Entrepreneurship can help revitalize rural territories and agricultural development; consequently, it is important to know aspects that allow a better understanding of the subjects that undertake in the countryside, in this case, sociodemographic aspects, related to students and graduates of five Faculties of Agricultural Sciences in the Department of Antioquia in Colombia. For this purpose, a previously validated questionnaire was used, collecting 427 complete responses. Chi-square sta-tistical tests were performed to determine the degree of association of entrepreneurial activity with measured sociodemographic variables such as gender, age, marital status, schooling, family environment, and dependents. Once the existence of associations between the variables was ver-ified, a multiple correspondence analysis was performed to identify patterns and trends. A greater favorability for entrepreneurship was found in those subjects belonging to the upper strata of the population, mostly men, with postgraduate studies, from wealthy families, while the poorest and women are mainly oriented towards job search.

Subject Areas

entrepreneurship; rural; sociodemographic; millennials; agriculture

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