OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: China 2005

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This book presents a comprehensive overview and assessment of China's agricultural policies combined with OECD estimates of the level of support provided to the Chinese farm sector. It also examines such issues as welfare impacts of liberalisation; Chinese agricultural commodity markets; grain stock estimates; labour mobility and rural poverty in China; and food safety.



Annex A - Labour Mobility and Rural Poverty in China

As discussed in Chapter 1, a precondition for closing a large rural-urban income gap in China is a large outflow of labour from agriculture to other sectors of the economy. Moreover, mobile labour is an important factor contributing to China’s welfare gains from multilateral liberalisation. This annex discusses the impact of labour market reforms on rural incomes and poverty


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