Contract farming in China has grown rapidly over the past 10 years. The first part of this dissertation examines the evolution of contract farming, and explores the incentives to engage in contract farming, preferred contract provisions, and contract performance from the perspective of both Chinese farmers and contracting firms. Firm and household perceptions of contracting are assessed using data obtained from village and firm level surveys. Farmers identify price stability and market access as the key advantages to contracts, while firms consider improved product quality as the primary incentive to use contracts.Sample Means, Standard Errors and Tests of Equality of Variables Sample 1 Sample 2 Sample 3 Sample 4 a. ... levels of mastera#39;s education, with 1 for no any education, 2 for elementary level, 3 for middle school level and 4 for higher level.
|Title||:||Three Essays on Contract Farming in China|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|