An Empirical Research on Influential Factors in Poverty of Peasant Households in Minority Regions in China

Yanling Li, Xinhong Fu, Tianhui Zhuang

Abstract


Based on the data of survey in peasant households in poverty-stricken minority counties in Sichuan Province by
the authors, this article is going to employ the Probit Regression Model and make an empirical analysis in
influential factors in poverty of peasant households in minority regions from the three aspects of peasant
household environmental characteristics, family characteristics and policy system. It is indicated by the result
that, the factors of human capital and national policy system have significant influences upon poverty of peasant
households, such as, educational level of family members, healthy condition and outside labor service, etc.;
natural disaster and adverse topographic conditions are the important influential factors in poverty of peasant
households.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jas.v3n1p218

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