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Labor migration and farmland abandonment in rural China: Empirical results and policy implications
Xu, Dingde1; Deng, Xin2; Guo, Shili3; Liu, Shaoquan4
Corresponding AuthorXu, Dingde(dingdexu@sicau.edu.cn) ; Liu, Shaoquan(liushq@imde.ac.cn)
2019-02-15
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
ISSN0301-4797
Volume232Pages:738-750
AbstractFarmland abandonment is a universal socio-economic phenomenon in various countries in the world. However, there is a lack of the large-sample empirical research on rural households' farmland abandonment in China, and few studies have explored the quantitative influences of labor migration on rural households' farmland abandonment. This study uses the survey data of 8031 rural households from 27 provinces (cities) in China. It analyzes the spatial distribution characteristics of labor migration and farmland abandonment on the basis of provinces (cities). Moreover, it constructs the iv-probit models and the iv-tobit models to quantitatively explore the influences of off-farm employment and part-time employment on rural households' farmland abandonment. The results show that: Labor migration and farmland abandonment in various provinces (cities) of China present the trend of spatial area agglomeration. The regional differences of off-farm laborers are significant, whereas the regional differences of part-time laborers are relatively small; Labor migration would promote rural households' farmland abandonment. When other conditions remain unchanged, with every 10% increase in off-farm employment and part-time employment, the average probability of rural households' farmland abandonment increases by 4% and 5%, respectively, and the average farmland area that rural household abandons increases by 3% and 5%, respectively. This study can enhance the understanding of the relationship between labor migration and rural households' farmland abandonment in China, so as to provide reference for the rational allocation of labor resources and the formulation of the policies related to ensuring food security.
KeywordOff-farm employment Part-time employment Land abandonment Rural areas China
DOI10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.11.136
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordAGRICULTURAL LAND ABANDONMENT ; CROPLAND ABANDONMENT ; HOUSEHOLD STRUCTURE ; MOUNTAINOUS AREAS ; SICHUAN PROVINCE ; UNITED-STATES ; DETERMINANTS ; IMPACT ; SUCCESSION ; EMPLOYMENT
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41801221] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41571527] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41601614] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41701622] ; Sichuan Center for Rural Development Research Project[01781912] ; Ministry of Education Humanities and Social Science Research Youth Fund Project[17YJC630136]
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000459845200081
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Sichuan Center for Rural Development Research Project ; Ministry of Education Humanities and Social Science Research Youth Fund Project
PublisherACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/25314
Collection山区发展研究中心
Corresponding AuthorXu, Dingde; Liu, Shaoquan
Affiliation1.Sichuan Agr Univ, Sichuan Ctr Rural Dev Res, Coll Management, Chengdu 611130, Sichuan, Peoples R China
2.Sichuan Agr Univ, Coll Econ, Chengdu 611130, Sichuan, Peoples R China
3.Southwestern Univ Finance & Econ, China Western Econ Res Ctr, Chengdu 610074, Sichuan, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Mt Hazards & Environm, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, Peoples R China
Corresponding Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
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Xu, Dingde,Deng, Xin,Guo, Shili,et al. Labor migration and farmland abandonment in rural China: Empirical results and policy implications[J]. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT,2019,232:738-750.
APA Xu, Dingde,Deng, Xin,Guo, Shili,&Liu, Shaoquan.(2019).Labor migration and farmland abandonment in rural China: Empirical results and policy implications.JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT,232,738-750.
MLA Xu, Dingde,et al."Labor migration and farmland abandonment in rural China: Empirical results and policy implications".JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 232(2019):738-750.
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