Property Rights , Labour Markets , and Efficiency in a Transition Economy : The Case of Rural China

  title={Property Rights , Labour Markets , and Efficiency in a Transition Economy : The Case of Rural China},
  author={Dwayne Benjamin and Loren Brandt},
This paper investigates the consequences of imperfect and uneven factor market development for farm efficiency in rural China. In particular, we estimate the extent to which an inverse relationship in farm productivity can be attributed to the administrative (instead of market) allocation of land, and the extent of unevenly developed non-agricultural opportunities. Using a recently collected household survey, we show that a considerable amount of inefficiency exists in the countryside… CONTINUE READING
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