Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Sources of Productivity Disparities in Regional Grain Production in China

Contents:

Author Info

  • Yang Hong
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    The study utilises survey data on 1000 households in rural China to investigate sources of disparities in factor productivities for rice, wheat and maize in different provinces. The effects of natural endowments are emphasised. It is found that for respective crops, the level of factor productivities is generally higher in their major producing areas than that in the non-major producing areas due partly to more suitable natural conditions and more specialised production. Meanwhile, farmers' production efforts, in particular land input also tend to be in favour of major crops. This biased behaviour rises factor productivities for major crops and lowers them for non-major crops in different regions. The finding of this study underlines the efficiency of specialisation of crop production in areas where natural conditions are favourable and where farmers are more experienced in producing them.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.economics.adelaide.edu.au/research/papers/cerc/cercwp1996-09.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by University of Adelaide, Chinese Economies Research Centre in its series Chinese Economies Research Centre (CERC) Working Papers with number 1996-09.

    as in new window
    Length:
    Date of creation: 1996
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:adl:cercwp:1996-09

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Adelaide SA 5005
    Phone: (618) 8303 5540
    Fax: 61-8-8303 4394
    Web page: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/cies/research/china/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords:

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Lin, Justin Yifu, 1992. "Rural Reforms and Agricultural Growth in China," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 82(1), pages 34-51, March.
    2. Li Qing-zeng & Andrew Watson & Christopher Findlay, 1991. "Grain Production and Regional Economic Change in China," Chinese Economies Research Centre (CERC) Working Papers 1991-13, University of Adelaide, Chinese Economies Research Centre.
    3. Nguyen, Tin & Cheng, Enjiang & Findlay, Christopher, 1996. "Land fragmentation and farm productivity in China in the 1990s," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 7(2), pages 169-180.
    4. Cheng Enjiang & Wu Yanrui, 1995. "Market Reform and Integration in China in the early 1990s: The Case of Maize," Chinese Economies Research Centre (CERC) Working Papers 1995-01, University of Adelaide, Chinese Economies Research Centre.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as in new window

    Cited by:
    1. Efthymios Tsionas, 2000. "Regional Growth and Convergence: Evidence from the United States," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(3), pages 231-238.

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:adl:cercwp:1996-09. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dmitriy Kvasov).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.