Continuity and Change in Chinas Rural Development: Collective and Reform Eras in Perspective

Hardcover | November 1, 1995

byLouis Putterman

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With the ascendancy of Deng Xiaoping in 1978, China began a program of agricultural reform intended to increase productivity. This detailed study examines what the author sees as the major changes which moved the sector from a centrally planned to a more market-oriented system--replacement ofcollective teams with household farming, an increase of free markets for rural products, an increased state price for agricultural products, and greater freedom to expand off-farm activities--changes in the economic structure which facilitated greater productivity. It is unique in its focus on asingle township, providing new data on the effects of reform at the village level.

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With the ascendancy of Deng Xiaoping in 1978, China began a program of agricultural reform intended to increase productivity. This detailed study examines what the author sees as the major changes which moved the sector from a centrally planned to a more market-oriented system--replacement ofcollective teams with household farming, an ...

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With the ascendancy of Deng Xiaoping in 1978, China began a program of agricultural reform intended to increase productivity. These rural economic reforms are much celebrated for their dramatic impact on farm output, economic growth, and income. In this detailed study, Louis Putterman examines the major changes in China's agricultural ...

Louis Putterman is at Brown University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.49 × 6.46 × 1.42 inPublished:November 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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"A well-documented study....Excellent bibliography."--Choice