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Threshold Effect of Poverty Alleviation Funds on Human Capital Accumulation: A Case Study of Impoverished Counties in China
Yang, Zhenshan
2019-02-01
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
ISSN2071-1050
Volume11Issue:3Pages:12
Corresponding AuthorYang, Zhenshan(yangzs@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractStudies have shown that the effectiveness of poverty alleviation funds is not always as intended; hence, there is an urgent need for researchers and policy makers to study the relationship between such funds and their impact on endogenous growth dynamics. This study focuses on the impact of these funds on human capital accumulation, which is an important driver of endogenous economic growth, and analyzes whether there is a threshold level for the efficacy of funds in countering poverty. This study examines the relationship between the Chinese government's fund transfers to key poverty-stricken counties and the level of human capital in these regions by employing a fixed-effect threshold panel regression model on data from 592 counties from 2002 to 2015. Our study finds that the Chinese government's fund transfers for poverty alleviation display a significant threshold effect. When funds are less than RMB 1291 per capita, there is a significant effect on local economic development; once this threshold is exceeded, there is a significant inhibitory effect instead. When the amount exceeds RMB 4469 per capita, fund transfers once again stimulate economic growth. This study enriches the theoretical understanding of the complex relationship between the use of funds in poverty-stricken areas and their impact on endogenous growth dynamics. It also provides useful suggestions for the effective use of poverty alleviation funds.
Keywordthreshold effect poverty alleviation funds impoverished counties human capital accumulation China
DOI10.3390/su11030809
WOS KeywordINTERGOVERNMENTAL TRANSFERS ; ECONOMIC-INTEGRATION ; INVESTMENT ; GROWTH ; CITY
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectChinese Academy of Sciences[XDA20020302] ; Chinese Academy of Sciences 'Youth Innovation Promotion Association CAS'[2014042] ; IGSNRR, CAS[2016RC101]
Funding OrganizationChinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences 'Youth Innovation Promotion Association CAS' ; IGSNRR, CAS
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGreen & Sustainable Science & Technology ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000458929500254
PublisherMDPI
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Cited Times:1[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/49392
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorYang, Zhenshan
AffiliationChinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Reg Sustainable Dev & Modelling, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
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Yang, Zhenshan. Threshold Effect of Poverty Alleviation Funds on Human Capital Accumulation: A Case Study of Impoverished Counties in China[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2019,11(3):12.
APA Yang, Zhenshan.(2019).Threshold Effect of Poverty Alleviation Funds on Human Capital Accumulation: A Case Study of Impoverished Counties in China.SUSTAINABILITY,11(3),12.
MLA Yang, Zhenshan."Threshold Effect of Poverty Alleviation Funds on Human Capital Accumulation: A Case Study of Impoverished Counties in China".SUSTAINABILITY 11.3(2019):12.
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