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TitleEconomic changes and afforestation incentives in rural China
 
AuthorsDemurger, S
Yang, WY
 
KeywordsEnvironmental studies
 
Issue Date2006
 
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=EDE
 
CitationEnvironment and Development Economics, 2006, v. 11 n. 5, p. 629-649 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1355770X06003160
 
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.
 
ISSN1355-770X
2012 Impact Factor: 0.765
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.669
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1355770X06003160
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000242050300005
 
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dc.date.issued2006
 
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dc.identifier.citationEnvironment and Development Economics, 2006, v. 11 n. 5, p. 629-649 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1355770X06003160
 
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2012 Impact Factor: 0.765
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.669
 
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dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=EDE
 
dc.rightsEnvironment and Development Economics. Copyright © Cambridge University Press.
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.subjectEnvironmental studies
 
dc.titleEconomic changes and afforestation incentives in rural China
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. University of International Business and EcoNomics
  2. The University of Hong Kong
  3. GATE-CNRS