College of Geography and Tourism, Huang gang Normal University
The impact of land transfer on farmers" welfare has been studied after confirming the rights of farmland. Taking 440 farmers in Hubei Province as the research object, based on the theory of Sen"s feasible ability, using Logistic model and Propensity Score matching Method (PSM), the welfare factors that affecting farmers" participation in land transfer after confirming the rights of farmland has been analyzed, and the changes of farmers" welfare in land transfer has been measured. The results showed that: (1) after confirming the rights of farmland, the welfare factors that affected farmers" participation in the land transfer were net income of family、medical insurance、 recognition of social security、difficulty of employment、self-assessment of the health status、farmers" right to participate the land transfer and satisfaction with the transfer price. (2) Through measuring the effect of the change, farmers" welfare could been significantly improved by land transfer, the effect value of the change in the welfare of the out- transferred farmers was 1.10, and that of the change in the welfare of in- transferred farmers was 0.793; (3) after confirming the rights of the farmland, the net income of the family, the recognition of the social security of farmers and the self-assessment of the health status could significantly improve the level of farmers" welfare, while the difficulty of employment would hinder the level of farmers" welfare; the satisfaction of land transfer price could improve the welfare of out-transferred farmers, but hinder the welfare improvement of in-transferred farmers. Based on this, relevant policies and recommendations would be proposed to promote the improvement of farmers" welfare in the land transfer after confirming farmland rights.