Effects of Off-Farm Work on Farm Household Production Choices

Using a unique panel of rice-producing Chinese households, this paper tests off-farm employment’s effects on agricultural production. We find the sizable rural out-migration in the past two decades has had negligible effects on China’s rice production. This cannot be explained by farm labor market perfection or any technological improvements financed by off-farm income; rather, evidence points to the persistence of disguised unemployment in 21st century China.


Issue Date:
Aug 18 2012
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/126906
Total Pages:
25
JEL Codes:
O12; O18; Q12
Series Statement:
Poster
16067




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