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Digital literacy and farm household property income-Based on China Rural Revitalization Comprehensive Survey (CRRS) data

by Shumin Wang a  and  Caiping Qu a,*
Economic Research Center of the Upper Yangtze River, Chongqing Technology and Business University, Chongqing, China
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REA  2023, 19; 2(3), 19;
Received: 22 September 2023 / Accepted: 10 October 2023 / Published Online: 31 October 2023


The long-term low level of residents' property income is not only detrimental to the wealth accumulation of farmers, but also aggravates the urban-rural income imbalance. This paper uses an empirical approach to explore the mechanism of digital literacy's impact on farm households' property income. The main findings of this paper are as follows: (1) Digital literacy and its sub-dimensions can significantly increase the level of farmers' property income, with the strongest contribution of digital information acquisition literacy. (2) Digital literacy has a greater boosting effect on the property income of farm households with low education level heads, low physical capital households, and villages with better economic development. (3) Digital literacy increases the property income of farm households mainly through expanding social capital and improving risk preferences. The innovation of this paper is to construct a digital literacy evaluation index system based on a micro perspective that fits the behavioral characteristics of farmers, and reveal the impact and mechanism of digital literacy and its sub-dimensions on farmers' property income. This study expands the theoretical research related to digital literacy and farmers' property income, and provides a scientific basis for the choice of strategies to enhance the digital literacy of the majority of farmers, which is important for promoting wealth accumulation of farmers and achieving common prosperity.

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Wang, S.; Qu, C. Digital literacy and farm household property income-Based on China Rural Revitalization Comprehensive Survey (CRRS) data. Review of Economic Assessment, 2023, 2, 19.
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