Effects of land fragmentation and returns to scale in the Chinese farming sector

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Using household survey data from rural China, economies of scale as measured by returns to scale and the effects of land fragmentation on crop outputs are examined. While these effects are found to be detrimental, statistically significant and substantial, existing economies of scale appear to be too small to suggest radical land policy changes in China.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840121811

Publication date: February 1, 2001

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