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Effect of forestland property rights and village off-farm environment on off-farm employment in southern China

Yang, Yang and Li, Hua and Liu, Zhen and Cheng, Long and Abouhatab, Assem and Lan, Jing (2020). Effect of forestland property rights and village off-farm environment on off-farm employment in southern China. Sustainability. 12 , 1-17
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Reasonably promoting the off-farm employment of rural surplus labor in China’s collective forest areas is an important way to increase forest resources and increase farmers’ income. China’s new round of collective forest tenure reform (CFTR) aims to optimize forest area labor allocation by strengthening forestland property rights. Therefore, in different village off-farm environments, it is necessary to explore how forestland property rights affect off-farm employment in forest areas. Based on survey data from 742 households in Zhejiang and Jiangxi provinces, this paper examines this effect using the double-hurdle model. The results indicate that forestland transfer rights promote decision-making about, and the supply of, off-farm labor, while forest harvesting rights significantly increase the supply of off-farm labor. The villages’ off-farm income ratio also affected the supply of off-farm labor. Moreover, under the regulation of the village off-farm income ratio, the positive incentives of forestland transfer rights on decision-making about, and the supply of, off-farm labor gradually weakened, but the incentive effect of forest harvesting rights on the supply of off-farm labor gradually increased. It is proposed that the CFTR should be further promoted, the forestland circulation mechanism and regulating forest harvest quota system should be improved, and implementation of forestry property mortgages should be strengthened.

Authors/Creators:Yang, Yang and Li, Hua and Liu, Zhen and Cheng, Long and Abouhatab, Assem and Lan, Jing
Title:Effect of forestland property rights and village off-farm environment on off-farm employment in southern China
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:12
Page range:1-17
Number of Pages:0
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:2071-1050
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
Keywords:collective forest tenure reform, forestland property rights, village off-farm environment, off-farm employment
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105234
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105234
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DOI10.3390/su12072605
ID Code:16912
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
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Deposited On:07 May 2020 12:17
Metadata Last Modified:07 May 2020 12:17

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