The impact of farmland loss on income distribution

Type Journal Article - Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics
Title The impact of farmland loss on income distribution
Volume 55
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 189-206
This study has provided the first econometric evidence that the loss of land (due to
urbanization and industrialization) has no impact on the probability of a household belonging to
a particular income group (poor, middle class or rich) in Hanoi's peri-urban areas, Vietnam.
The result also revealed that farmland holding was not statistically correlated with the
likelihood of the household being in a given income group. Nevertheless, other factors,
including households' education, access to credit, productive assets and notably their nonfarm
participation before farmland loss, were found to increase the chances of the households
moving up the income ladder.

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