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Frontiers of Economics in China

Front. Econ. China    2019, Vol. 14 Issue (3) : 401-427–008–019–0018–3
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The Effect of Land Reallocation on Off-Farm Employments in Rural China
Yi Che1(), Zuojun Fan2(), Yan Zhang3()
1. Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China
2. China-ASEAN Research Institute, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China
3. School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai 200433, China
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Could land reallocation partially explain the decision of off-farm employment of farmers in rural China? Using an individual-level survey data, we find that there is no effect of land reallocation on the individuals’ decision on off-farm employments. However, there is a robust negative effect of land reallocation on the amount of time that villagers devote to off-farm work. The first result is attributed to the large earnings difference between farm and nonfarm work; the second result is attributed to the fact that village leaders reallocate land from households short of farm labor to households that farm intensively.

Keywords land reallocation      off-farm work      two-stage framework      rural China      efficiency     
Issue Date: 01 November 2019
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Yi Che,Zuojun Fan,Yan Zhang. The Effect of Land Reallocation on Off-Farm Employments in Rural China[J]. Front. Econ. China, 2019, 14(3): 401-427.
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