Does Internet Use Promote Rural Land Transfer?
—Based on the micro survey data of 8371 households in China
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Guo Yu, Wang Tao, Wu Yingbing
Based on the micro survey data of 8371 households in China, this paper uses a probit model to analyze how Internet use at the family level will affect farmland changing decisions. The results show that using the Internet can make the family farmland circulation rate significantly increase. After considering the regional characteristics of Internet use, the conclusion remains valid, and compared with the western and central regions, Internet use for eastern farmers' land transfer decision-making more prominent role in promoting. After considering the characteristics of farm household income levels, the conclusion remains valid and compared with low-income farmers, the income level of Internet use on the higher decision-making role of peasant household land mobility is evident. This paper believes that the government could lead to the Internet through farmland transfer activity, strengthening Internet training in rural areas, differentiation policy.
Internet use; Land transfer; Regional differences; Income level difference