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  • Valonen, Matti (2016)
    This research focused on how the forest owners’ background and the characteristics of the forest property owned by he/she affect the owners’ activeness in the management of his/her forest property. Finnish Forest Centre (Suomen metsäkeskus) provided the data for the research. This data included only the forest owners who had owned their property for over 10 years. These owners were divided into two groups. The first group, which was named quiet forest owners, included the owners who had not sold wood or had not applied for forest improvement subsidies during the past 10 years. The second group, which was named active forest owners, included the owners who had either sold wood or applied for forest improvement subsidies or done both during the past 10 years. In accordance with the presupposition, the main conclusion was that the reasons for inactiveness are numerous. In any case, owners in the quiet group were more often women and had a higher average age compared to the owners in the active group. In addition, a quiet owner owned on average less forest properties and a smaller average acreage. According to the three distinct logistic regression models, which were fitted to the data, the probability of the forest owner’s quietness decreased as the number of properties and acreage he/she owned increased. Forest properties located in Northern-Finland were more probably categorized as quiet than those located in other parts of the country. The models also indicated that the length of the ownership or the sex of the owner were insignificant in determining the probability of quietness. Although the sex of the owner was significant in only one of the three models.