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Household-level linkages between off-farm employment and agricultural fixed assets in rural China

Household-level linkages between off-farm employment and agricultural fixed assets in rural China Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of off-farm employment on agricultural fixed assets among households in rural China. Design/methodology/approach – The authors drew on panel data from two rounds of household-level surveys of more than 2,000 households in rural China. The two surveys were conducted in 2008 and 2012 in five provinces. The authors used instrumental-variable Tobit model to test whether the current value of agricultural fixed assets differ between households with different levels off-farm employment. Findings – The authors observe that off-farm employment has a negative effect on the current value of agricultural fixed assets at the household level in rural China. Originality/value – The authors believe that the results will contribute positively to the assessment of the effect of off-farm employment on the investment in agricultural fixed assets at the household level in the context of China. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Agricultural Economic Review Emerald Publishing

Household-level linkages between off-farm employment and agricultural fixed assets in rural China

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1756-137X
DOI
10.1108/CAER-07-2014-0075
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of off-farm employment on agricultural fixed assets among households in rural China. Design/methodology/approach – The authors drew on panel data from two rounds of household-level surveys of more than 2,000 households in rural China. The two surveys were conducted in 2008 and 2012 in five provinces. The authors used instrumental-variable Tobit model to test whether the current value of agricultural fixed assets differ between households with different levels off-farm employment. Findings – The authors observe that off-farm employment has a negative effect on the current value of agricultural fixed assets at the household level in rural China. Originality/value – The authors believe that the results will contribute positively to the assessment of the effect of off-farm employment on the investment in agricultural fixed assets at the household level in the context of China.

Journal

China Agricultural Economic ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: May 5, 2015

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