Impact of Mental Poverty on Rural Economic Development

This paper introduces the definition of mental poverty and the status quo of mental poverty in China's rural areas. Mental poverty in China's rural areas embodies the following aspects: the sense of parochialism is serious; the small farmer consciousness is strong; there is misgiving about identity. This paper analyses the reason of Mental poverty influencing farmers' behavior model and rural economic development. Mental poverty influences the farmers' changing current situation; Mental poverty influences the rural population structure; Mental poverty influences the rural normal order. The countermeasures and proposals are put forward to obviate Mental poverty in rural areas as follows: first, strengthen farmers' consciousness of main body, and improve farmers' psychological feeling; second, coordinate urban-rural development, and strengthen farmers' social identity degree; third, increase inputs into cultural building, and promote farmers' quality; fourth, open up mind, and encourage the outflow of labor forces.

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Asian Agricultural Research, Volume 03, Issue 10
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