Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/54131
Authors: 
Christiaensen, Luc
Pan, Lei
Wang, Sangui
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Working paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,35
Abstract: 
Using 2000-04 panel data this study analyses the pathways rural households followed out of poverty in two lagging provinces of China, Inner Mongolia and Gansu. Rising labour productivity in agriculture has been key, and still holds much promise. Labour mobility has also been important in Gansu. So far, rural diversification has not proven to contribute much to poverty reduction. Income transfers and agricultural tax abolishment have helped at the margin. Overall, the findings highlight that the scope for reducing poverty in lagging rural regions is often substantial in agriculture, also in countries where non-agriculture drives overall growth.
Subjects: 
agriculture
migration
rural nonfarm employment
lagging region
poverty
JEL: 
I32
J61
O12
O13
R23
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-272-6
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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