Employment Diversification and Off-Farm Earnings in Rural China: A Case Study of Liaoning Province
Xia, Qingjie, Simmons, Colin, International Journal of Business and Society
This article examines the determinants of, and remuneration to, a variety of offfarm activities (OFAs) in northeast rural China during the late 1990s. The question is addressed by means of a dedicated fieldwork survey of 450 rural households in a clustering of nine villages in Xinmin County located in Liaoning Province. The econometric methodology consists of deploying a multinomial logit model to track the distribution of OFA employment opportunities and, for earnings, a Mincerian type function for wage labour and out-migrants, and a translog production function for the self-employed. A novel procedure that the data enabled us to perform was to investigate the seasonal …
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Publication information: Article title: Employment Diversification and Off-Farm Earnings in Rural China: A Case Study of Liaoning Province. Contributors: Xia, Qingjie - Author, Simmons, Colin - Author. Journal title: International Journal of Business and Society. Volume: 6. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2005. Page number: 52+. © Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Jan 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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