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What Factors Influence Rural-To-Urban Migrant Peasants to Rent out Their Household Farmland? Evidence from China’s Pearl River Delta

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School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, No. 135, Xingang Xi Road, Guangzhou 510275, China
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Key Laboratory of the Sustainable Development of Xinjiang’s Historical and Cultural Tourism, Xinjiang University, Urumqi 830046, China
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Land 2020, 9(11), 418; https://doi.org/10.3390/land9110418
Received: 23 August 2020 / Revised: 20 October 2020 / Accepted: 28 October 2020 / Published: 29 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Migration and Land)
With the accommodative policy and rapid urbanization in China, large-scale migration of rural-to-urban peasants seeking nonagricultural employment has occurred. This has led to farmland rental, which is considered an effective means of land arrangement. Multiple variables were selected to examine the influencing factors of land rental for rural–urban peasants in China by using survey data collected in six core cities of the Pearl River Delta and a logistic regression model. This study revealed that benefits, household members, and urban living conditions and urban integration are factors that affect land rental. According to the results, improvements in working conditions, urban social insurance and urban integration, annual gross household income, and secure land ownership can promote land rental, whereas stronger hometown connections and parenting inhibit land rental. Women and youth excluded from China’s previous land allocation hold complex attitudes toward land rental, with age and sex statistically significant variables affecting land rental. We underscore the influence of family members and urban living conditions for land rental, which were ignored in earlier studies, to provide suggestions for future policy development, with an emphasis on the land rental market and redistribution of idle land. View Full-Text
Keywords: rural-to-urban migration; land-use rights; farmland rental; impact variables; land policy development rural-to-urban migration; land-use rights; farmland rental; impact variables; land policy development
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Liu, Y.; Zhang, R.; Li, M.; Zhou, C. What Factors Influence Rural-To-Urban Migrant Peasants to Rent out Their Household Farmland? Evidence from China’s Pearl River Delta. Land 2020, 9, 418. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9110418

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Liu Y, Zhang R, Li M, Zhou C. What Factors Influence Rural-To-Urban Migrant Peasants to Rent out Their Household Farmland? Evidence from China’s Pearl River Delta. Land. 2020; 9(11):418. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9110418

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Liu, Ying, Rongrong Zhang, Ming Li, and Chunshan Zhou. 2020. "What Factors Influence Rural-To-Urban Migrant Peasants to Rent out Their Household Farmland? Evidence from China’s Pearl River Delta" Land 9, no. 11: 418. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9110418

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