Evaluation of the Effect of Ecological Migration on Rural Household Development Capability


This paper aims at evaluating rural household development capability in the procedure of ecological migration in Ningxia with fuzzy mathematics method. To achieve this goal, an indicator system of rural household development capability, which consists of 3 first-class indicators, 21 second-class indicators and 57 third-class indicators, is established. The data applied in this research are acquired from a field investigation to Liupanshan poverty-ridden areas in Ningxia. According to the results, rural household development capability of resettlement areas has increased compared with that of montanic areas, as is reflected in the three first-class indicators, self development capability, self development awareness and public atmosphere. However, at the same time, a few second- and third-class indicators have decreased owing to migration, such as per capita net income, guanxi network and money-raising ability, etc. This offers an overall view of the changes in peasants’ life, and accordingly a few suggestions on future implementation of the migration policy.

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Yang, G. , Liu, Z. and Zhou, H. (2015) Evaluation of the Effect of Ecological Migration on Rural Household Development Capability. Journal of Human Resource and Sustainability Studies, 3, 9-20. doi: 10.4236/jhrss.2015.31002.

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