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Household Heads, Non-Economic Factors and Grain Production in China in the 1990s

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The omission of relevant independent variables in the estimation of agricultural production functions gives rise to mis-specification and biased estimators. Using disaggregated household survey data, this study finds that official positions and education of household heads are important determinant of grain output in rural China and should be incorporated into the production functions. The impact of non-economic factors on grain output is caused mainly by the imperfections in the market for farm inputs and collective ownership of large productive assets for farm production. Policy implications are drawn for further reforms in China's grain markets and rural administration system.

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  • Enjiang Cheng, 1998. "Household Heads, Non-Economic Factors and Grain Production in China in the 1990s," Chinese Economies Research Centre (CERC) Working Papers 1998-05, University of Adelaide, Chinese Economies Research Centre.
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    1. Chen, Zhuo & Huffman, Wallace E. & Rozelle, Scott, 2009. "Farm technology and technical efficiency: Evidence from four regions in China," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 20(2), pages 153-161, June.
    2. Chen, Zhuo & Eastwood, David B. & Yen, Steven T., 2007. "A decade's story of childhood malnutrition inequality in China: Where you live does matter," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 18(2), pages 139-154.

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    JEL classification:

    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • P26 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Political Economy

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