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Effect of Land Expropriation on Land-Lost Farmers’ Health: Empirical Evidence from Rural China

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School of Economics, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230601, China
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Center for Industrial information and Economic Research, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230601, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(16), 2934; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16162934
Received: 18 June 2019 / Revised: 13 August 2019 / Accepted: 14 August 2019 / Published: 15 August 2019
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Abstract

With rapid urbanization and industry development, China has witnessed substantial land acquisition. Using the rural household survey data, this paper examines the impact of land expropriation on land-lost farmers’ self-reported health with the ordered probit model and investigates the possible mechanisms. The results show that the land expropriation puts higher health risks over those land-lost farmers and the health status of land-lost farmers is significantly worse than that of those with land. Land expropriation has a negative impact on the land-lost farmer’s health through income effects and psychological effects. The health status of land-lost farmers can be enhanced through amending current land requisition policies, increasing the amount of compensation, improving the earning capacity of land-lost farmers and strengthening mental health education. View Full-Text
Keywords: land expropriation; land-lost farmers; health land expropriation; land-lost farmers; health
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Wang, Y.; Li, W.; Xiong, J.; Li, Y.; Wu, H. Effect of Land Expropriation on Land-Lost Farmers’ Health: Empirical Evidence from Rural China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 2934.

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