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Unformatted text preview: need. Key inding : universal and egalitarian access to land Maos legacy dis-tinguishes China from most other low income countries Politically stability observed both in poor and rich province 12 years after onset of market reforms idea of papers second part: study the pathways though which access to land can affect hunger and exploit non-market allocation to trace these out in household data land generates income and, if food markets are incomplete, serves as a source of cheaper calories relative to the market Paper shows that this latter own-price effect is empirically important but diminishes with market development These results indicate that Maos legacy of universal and egalitarian access to land represents a key means of avoiding hunger helps us to under-stand how China has managed to escape the high levels of hunger which typify low income countries events in China cannot be replicated else-Development Economics, LSE Summer School 2007 84...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course ECO 307 taught by Professor Dublin during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '10