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Article: Economic changes and afforestation incentives in rural China

TitleEconomic changes and afforestation incentives in rural China
Authors
KeywordsEnvironmental studies
Issue Date2006
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=EDE
Citation
Environment and Development Economics, 2006, v. 11 n. 5, p. 629-649 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper uses provincial macro-data from the mid 1980s onwards to investigate the determinants of land-use choice in rural China, by paying particular attention to the decision to plant trees as competing with agriculture. The evidence supports the importance of economic motivations in the afforestation decision. A profit-seeking behavior is found to be at stake in the decision to plant trees, which is made according to both the relative profitability of forestry against agriculture, and their relative risks. Afforestation is also found to strongly depend on the pressure upon land as well as on household wealth.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/47070
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2014 Impact Factor: 1.169
2014 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.054
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dc.contributor.authorDemurger, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYang, WYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T07:06:12Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T07:06:12Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEnvironment and Development Economics, 2006, v. 11 n. 5, p. 629-649en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1355-770Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/47070-
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses provincial macro-data from the mid 1980s onwards to investigate the determinants of land-use choice in rural China, by paying particular attention to the decision to plant trees as competing with agriculture. The evidence supports the importance of economic motivations in the afforestation decision. A profit-seeking behavior is found to be at stake in the decision to plant trees, which is made according to both the relative profitability of forestry against agriculture, and their relative risks. Afforestation is also found to strongly depend on the pressure upon land as well as on household wealth.en_HK
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dc.publisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=EDEen_HK
dc.rightsEnvironment and Development Economics. Copyright © Cambridge University Press.en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectEnvironmental studiesen_HK
dc.titleEconomic changes and afforestation incentives in rural Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1355-770X&volume=11&issue=5&spage=629&epage=649&date=2006&atitle=Economic+changes+and+afforestation+incentives+in+rural+Chinaen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1355770X06003160en_HK
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