Wage employment has penetrated deeply into rural households’ livelihoods and has become acentral pillar in China’s rural economy. In the past three decades, three developmentspropelled the growth of wage employment: rural industrialization, rural-to-urban migration,and rise of capitalist agriculture. These developments brought in a decisive break to thetrajectory of China’s agrarian transition: the traditional model of household reproductionbased on family farming and handicraft production has now been replaced by a new one inwhich wage employment and family farming are closely bonded in a myriad of ways –through both the household-level division of labour and individual-level circulation of labourbetween the two.
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Rural Wage Employment in Developing Countries: Theory, Evidence and Policy
Carlos Oya and Nicola Pontara
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ZHANG, Qian Forrest. (2015). Rural households' social reproduction in China's agrarian transition: Wage employment and family farming. In Rural Wage Employment in Developing Countries: Theory, Evidence and Policy (pp. ). London: Routledge.
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