Industrial Upgrade, Employment Shock and Land Centralization in China
AbstractThis paper investigates the relationships among industrial upgrading, mid-aged peasants’ non-farm employment, and land conversion systems. We prove that China’s efforts to upgrade its industries generate a negative employment shock on mid-aged peasant workers, forcing some of them to return to their home villages. The current lump-sum land acquisition system, however, will neither help peasant workers deal with the adverse employment shock nor promote land centralization for industrial and urban uses. On contrary, land cooperation, an emerging land centralization system, will help peasant workers mitigate the adverse employment shock and centralize rural land for nonagricultural purposes.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Economics & University of Nevada, Reno , Department of Resource Economics in its series Working Papers with number 08-006.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2008
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Peasant workers; Industrial upgrade; Employment; Land centralization;
Other versions of this item:
- Shunfeng Song & Chengsi Wang & Jianghuai Zheng, 2012. "Industrial Upgrade, Employment Shock, And Land Centralization In China," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 30(4), pages 523-532, October.
- Q15 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
- J43 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Agricultural Labor Markets
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2008-09-20 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2008-09-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-CNA-2008-09-20 (China)
- NEP-DEV-2008-09-20 (Development)
- NEP-LAB-2008-09-20 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-TRA-2008-09-20 (Transition Economics)
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