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Land Distributional and Income Effects of the Chinese Land Rental Market

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  • Wu, Ziping

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Using panel data of 450 farm households for the period of 1996-2001 in Zhejiang, China, we measured land distributional effect and income effect of the land rental market. It is found that the rental market had contributed for a less equal land distribution among the households, and for the concentration of land to households with higher efficiency. With a land rental market in a dynamic economic development process, improvements in overall production efficiency of the households, however, mainly come from the reduction of land abandonment and the contribution from land changing hands is very limited.

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  • Wu, Ziping, 2006. "Land Distributional and Income Effects of the Chinese Land Rental Market," 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia 25294, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:iaae06:25294
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    1. Deininger, Klaus & Songqing Jin, 2002. "Land rental markets as an alternative to government reallocation? equity and efficiency considerations in the Chinese land tenure system," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2930, The World Bank.
    2. Loren Brandt & Scott Rozelle & Matthew A. Turner, 2004. "Local Government Behavior and Property Right Formation in Rural China," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 160(4), pages 627-627, December.
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    Keywords

    Land rental market; distribution; efficiency; land abandonment; Land Economics/Use; Q12; O1; Q15;

    JEL classification:

    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • Q15 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment

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