JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2012, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (6): 893-900.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2012.06.001

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Rural Labor Transfer and Woodland Circulation between Rural Households—Research Statistics on Two Counties of Zhejiang Province

WANG Cheng-jun1,2, FEI Xi-min1, XU Xiu-ying1   

  1. 1. School of Economy and Management, Zhejiang Agriculture & Forestry University, Lin’an 311300, China;
    2. School of Economy and Management, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China
  • Received:2011-06-19 Revised:2011-09-27 Online:2012-06-20 Published:2012-06-20

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to perform an investigative analysis of the influence and functional mechanism of rural labor force transfer on woodland element circulation between rural households. This paper conducts a theoretical analysis of the functional mechanism underlying the influence of rural labor force transfer on woodland circulation between rural households. Empirical test is also conducted based on econometric calculation and research statistics from rural households of two counties/cities in Zhejiang Province. The result shows the transfer of rural surplus labor can promote the restructuring of woodland between rural households. It can, to some extent, promote the optimization of woodland and labor. This paper also finds that the woodland production in China has now a certain degree of scale economy, and woodland is still partially responsible for the livelihood of rural households. The result will provide indication for subsequent researcher and the policy-making in the woodland area.

Key words: agricultural economics, woodland circulation, rural labor transfer

CLC Number: 

  • F304.6