Rural-Urban Migrate Decision of High Value Agricultural Products Growers in Northwest China
International Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2016, Pages: 1-7
Received: Jan. 13, 2016;
Accepted: Jan. 23, 2016;
Published: Feb. 1, 2016
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Lijia Wang, State Key Laboratory of Grassland Agro-Ecosystems, College of Pastoral Agricultural Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Xuexi Huo, College of Economics and Management, Northwest A & F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China
The paper explores determinants on rural labor’s migration decision in Shaanxi province in northwest China. It adopts Probit regression and takes High Value Agricultural Products growers as an example. The econometric results suggest that great net family farm income and shift opportunity cost, rich farm experience, as well as large farm size mitigate grower’s migration attitude, whereas poor rural infrastructure constructions and unclearly agricultural subsidy policies increase grower’s willingness-to-transfer. Policy suggestions on enlarging family farm land holdings, targeting extension training at the older growers, improving telecommunications infrastructure and specifying agri-subsidy program are highly recommended.
Rural-Urban Migrate Decision of High Value Agricultural Products Growers in Northwest China, International Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
Vol. 4, No. 1,
2016, pp. 1-7.
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