Specialized villages in Inland China: Spatial and developmental issues

Xiaojian Li, Xinyue Ye, Xiongfei Zhou, Chunhui Zheng, Mark Leipnik, Fan Lou

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Abstract

The development of specialized villages in China is an interesting trend. This paper studies specialized villages in China by using the rational small household theory, division of labor and specialization concepts, as well as the distance decay and neighborhood effect theories. We use the census data on specialized villages in Henan Province (the largest agricultural province in China) from 2010 as the basis for a case study, applying dummy variables representing sixteen types of specialized villages, and selecting environmental variables, such as land form, location, arable land area, and labor force characteristics. We find that significant factors related to specialization are location and production factors. Policy implications of this research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2994
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Keywords

  • China
  • Rural specialization
  • Specialized villages

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