Village Fund And Rural Public Welfare Improvement: Quantitative Analysis Of Rural Residents' Consumption Expenditure Before And After The Program


The main finding of this study indicates that the Village Fund program has caused an increase in rural residents’ per capita expenditure. This study also finds that the magnitude of this increase in per capita expenditure varies by regional characteristics. Firstly, per capita expenditure in areas having good infrastructure is higher compared to per capita expenditure in areas having poorer infrastructure. Secondly, the same pattern is also found in areas with a low poverty rate compared to areas with a high poverty rate. Per capita expenditure in areas with a low poverty rate is higher than per capita expenditure in areas with a high poverty rate.