Land, the single greatest asset for the poor

This page in:

In 2006, the income of Chinese urban residents was 3.28 times that of the rural ones, where 700 million farmers or 56 percent of total population live.

The new survey from the Cato Institute shows how secure land rights can reinvigorate China's rural economy. The graph (below) displays a correlation between issuance of contracts and certificates and farmers' mid and long-term investment in land.


The report also contains an analysis of a Property Law aimed at creating greater land-tenure rights, passed in March of 2007.

Join the Conversation

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly
Remaining characters: 1000