Fenjiashu: Economic development in the Chinese countryside based on household division inventories, ca. 1750–1910

Meimei Wang, Bas van Leeuwen

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Despite the existence of a rich literature on Chinese partial household division, there is still limited evidence of its effect on land and capital accumulation and well-being. In this study, contrary to the dominant view, we find that household property size peaked around 1800s–1830s, suggesting that equal-share system did not necessarily lead to land fragmentation. We find evidence that this rise in farm sizes is related to the opposing forces of increased well-being and increased inequality.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)252-272
TijdschriftAustralian Economic History Review
Volume61
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusGepubliceerd - 2021

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