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Land documents, tenure security and land rental development: Panel evidence from China

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  • Wang, Hui
  • Riedinger, Jeffrey
  • Jin, Songqing

We use household and farm-plot level data from a two period panel survey covering six provinces in China to explore how tenure security, especially issuance of land documents, affected people's behavior in China's rural land rental market. A correlated random effect model is used to account for the endogeneity of document issuance and land reallocations. The econometric analysis shows that possession of documents and fewer major land reallocations encourage households to engage in land renting to non-family members, and the effects of land right documents are stronger in 2008 than in 2000.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal China Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 36 (2015)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 220-235

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Handle: RePEc:eee:chieco:v:36:y:2015:i:c:p:220-235
DOI: 10.1016/j.chieco.2015.09.005
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