New Horizons for Rural Reform in China: Resources, Property Rights and Consumerism

Kahrl, Fredrich, David Roland-Holst and David Zilberman

from ARE Update Vol. 9, No. 1, Sept/Oct, 2005

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Abstract

We present a reform agenda to alleviate rural poverty and improve environmental sustainability in China. It focuses on labor reform, suggesting reductions in the work week and providing incentives aimed at encouraging exit from farming, trading in land and water rights, and adopting and developing new technologies.

Keywords

China, reform, sustainable, rural, poverty, labor, water

Citation

Kahrl, Fredrich, David Roland-Holst and David Zilberman. "New Horizons for Rural Reform in China: Resources, Property Rights and Consumerism." ARE Update 9(1)(2005):11-15. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2005/9/1/new-horizons-for-rural-re/