Record Item Year: 2008

China’s Classification-Based Forest Management: Procedures, Problems, and Prospects

China’s new Classification-Based Forest Management (CFM) is a two-class system, including Commodity Forest (CoF) and Ecological Welfare Forest (EWF) lands, so named according to differences in their distinct functions and services. The purposes of CFM are to improve forestry economic systems, strengthen resource management in a market economy, ease the conflicts between wood demands and […]

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Feminization of Agriculture in China? Myths Surrounding Women’s Participation in Farming

ABSTRACT: The goals of this article are to help build a clear picture of the role of women in China’s agriculture, to assess whether or not agricultural feminization has been occurring, and if so, to measure its impact on labour use, productivity and welfare. The article uses two high quality data sets to explore who […]

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Women’s Property, Women’s Agency in China’s ‘New Enclosure Movement’: Evidence from Zhejiang

Who gets what, why and how, when Chinese villagers’ land is enclosed? Focusing specifically on changes in women’s property rights and drawing on data from Zhejiang province, this article shows that state, village and household institutions interact to produce significant gender disparities in both the compensation paid to expropriated villagers and the registration of ownership […]

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Increasing Women’s Participation in Village Government in China: Is It Worth It?

ABSTRACT: In the last three decades in China, few and declining numbers of women have participated in the main grassroots institutions of rural government, the village committee and the village branch of the Chinese Communist Party. This article examines a project aimed at addressing this problem, initiated in 2003 in Heyang county, Shaanxi, by one […]

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