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Sustainable poverty reduction in less-favoured areas.

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The 19 chapters included in this book provide an overview of research conducted within the framework of the collaborative research programme on 'Regional Food Security Policies for Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Economies' (RESPONSE). The programme aimed to identify strategic options for agricultural and rural development in less-favoured areas and policy instruments than enhance rura...

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Chapter 13 (Page no: 328)

Land and labour market participation decisions under imperfect markets: a case study in North-east Jiangxi Province, China.

This chapter analyses the factors influencing household land and labour market decisions in rural China. It shows that, when land and labour market imperfections exist, decisions on land and labour use are made jointly and therefore need to be analysed as such. The insights gained from jointly analysing land and labour market decisions are significantly different from those obtained from studies focusing on each market separately. The estimation results for 329 farm households collected in three villages in Jiangxi province show that households with both low and high land availability are less likely to participate in off-farm employment. A possible explanation could be that households with small land endowments are not wealthy enough to work off-farm, while households with, relatively large land endowments have difficulties in renting out their land and hence prefer to work on-farm. The average adult age shows an inverted U-shaped relationship with the likelihood of being involved in migration. Differences in estimated turning points suggest that households involved in migration and renting-in of land comprise mainly migrants who return home after a few years of working elsewhere and reinvest in agriculture. The number of durable assets has a significant positive effect on the probability that households are involved in local off-farm employment. This result suggests that richer households may have better access to local off-farm jobs than poorer households. Possession of a land contract and having a migration network has a positive effect on migration. Enjoying more land transfer rights has a significant positive effect on land renting-in. These results confirm that households facing low transaction costs in labour and land market are more likely to participate in these markets.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Sustainable poverty reduction in less-favoured areas: problems, options and strategies. Author(s): Ruben, R. Pender, J. Kuyvenhoven, A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 65) Designing and evaluating alternatives for more sustainable natural resource management in less-favoured areas. Author(s): López-Ridaura, S. Keulen, H. van Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 91) Dimensions of vulnerability of livelihoods in less-favoured areas: interplay between the individual and the collective. Author(s): Brons, J. Dietz, T. Niehof, A. Witsenburg, K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 111) Market imperfections. Author(s): Nazneen Ahmed Peerlings, J. Tilburg, A. van
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 135) Soil nutrient dynamics in integrated crop-livestock systems in the Northern Ethiopian Highlands. Author(s): Abegaz, A. Keulen, H. van
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 159) Rural development and sustainable land use in the hillsides of Honduras. Author(s): Jansen, H. G. P. Pender, J. Damon, A. Wielemaker, W. Schipper, R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 181) Resource use efficiency on own and sharecropped plots in northern Ethiopia: determinants and implications for sustainability. Author(s): Tesfay, G. Ruben, R. Pender, J. Kuyvenhoven, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 205) Food security through the livelihoods lens: an integrative approach. Author(s): Roa, J. R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 228) Changing gender roles in household food security and rural livelihoods in Bangladesh. Author(s): Ahmed Ali Niehof, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 248) Does social capital matter in vegetable markets? The social capital of indigenous agricultural communities in the Philippines: socio-cultural implications and consequences for local vegetable trade. Author(s): Milagrosa, A. Slangen, L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 273) Making markets work for the poor: the challenge in the age of globalization. Author(s): Gabre-Madhin, E. Z.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 301) Market access, agricultural productivity and allocative efficiency in the banana sector of Uganda. Author(s): Bagamba, F. Burger, K. Ruben, R. Kuyvenhoven, A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 354) Land and labour allocation decisions in the shift from subsistence to commercial agriculture. Author(s): Jaleta, M. Gardebroek, C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 375) Effects of deregulation of the rice market on farm prices in China: a marketing channel model. Author(s): Chen Le Peerlings, J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 397) Consequences of the abolition of multi-fibre arrangement import quotas on the apparel industry of Bangladesh: a computable general equilibrium analysis. Author(s): Nazneen Ahmed Peerlings, J.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 421) Poverty targeting with heterogeneous endowments: a micro-simulation analysis of a less-favoured Ethiopian village. Author(s): Kuiper, M. Ruben, R.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 442) Less-favoured areas: looking beyond agriculture towards ecosystem services. Author(s): Lipper, L. Pingali, P. Zurek, M.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 461) Livelihood strategies, policies and sustainable poverty reduction in LFAs: a dynamic perspective. Author(s): Dorward, A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Development Economics Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845932770
  • Record Number
  • 20073253238