Economics at your fingertips  

Tenure, land rights, and farmer investment incentives in China

Guo Li, Scott Rozelle and Loren Brandt ()

Agricultural Economics, 1998, vol. 19, issue 1-2, 63-71

Abstract: The goal of this paper is to understand the nature of the property rights associated with China's land tenure systems and to study the impact of these property rights on agricultural production efficiency. The results show that land tenure and associated property rights in rural China affect the production behavior of farmers. The most robust finding is that the right to use land for long periods of time encourages the use of land‐saving investments. While the results show that land tenure affects agricultural production decisions, the difference between collective and private plots, however, is small compared to the private plot‐ communal productivity gap that existed in the pre‐reform period.

Date: 1998
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (79) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)

Related works:
Journal Article: Tenure, land rights, and farmer investment incentives in China (1998) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.blackwell ... bs.asp?ref=0169-5150

Access Statistics for this article

Agricultural Economics is currently edited by W.A. Masters and G.E. Shively

More articles in Agricultural Economics from International Association of Agricultural Economists Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley Content Delivery ().

Page updated 2022-08-25
Handle: RePEc:bla:agecon:v:19:y:1998:i:1-2:p:63-71