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Record number 364380
Title The dynamics of Chinese rural households' participation in labor markets
Author(s) Brosig, S.; Glauben, T.; Herzfeld, T.; Rozelle, S.; Wang, X.
Source Agricultural Economics 37 (2007)2/3. - ISSN 0169-5150 - p. 167 - 178.
Department(s) Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2007
Keyword(s) migration - models - consequences - productivity - agriculture - transition - employment - allocation - economics - slovenia
Abstract The work is devoted to the dynamics of labor market participation of Chinese rural households. Based on a theoretical farm household framework the choice between four distinct labor market participation states is empirically analyzed. Using household data over the period 1995¿2002 from the province Zhejiang we apply a discrete time hazard approach to analyze households' labor market participation histories. In particular, we investigate the movements between autarky and participation in general and, more specifically, the shifts between part-time and full-time farming. Estimation results suggest significant duration dependence, more precisely, a decreasing risk of moving from one state to another with an increasing time a household occupies one of these states. Further, the likelihoods of starting any participation in labor markets and to start part-time farming are considerably higher than to end participation or to return to full-time farming. In addition, we find that labor market participation decisions are significantly related to several household and farm characteristics.
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