Note : Independent-samples t-tests and chi-square tests (* significant at 0.05 level; † significant at 0.01 level).
Nonresettled households typically enjoyed more robust labor-sharing networks, both
sharing takes place within the village, and almost all of it takes place within immediate or
extended families. The vast majority of such activities occurred during the busy season,
between the spring and autumn equinoxes ( chunfen and qiufen on the Chinese agricultural
calendar). Much of this work was devoted to rice production, including turning over the
soil, leveling and flooding the paddy, cultivating juvenile rice shoots in the germination
nursery, transplanting shoots into the fields, weeding, monitoring irrigation, and harvest-
ing and threshing the rice. Tasks involved in maintaining dryland crops can vary depending
on the species composition of the field but generally include planting, irrigating (often by
hand), weeding, applying fertilizer, and harvesting.
Do villagers' subjective attitudes about their communities differ by resettlement status?
This portion of the survey was based on standardized, previously validated measurements
regarding sense of community (Van Deth 2003), adapted to fit the local context in rural
Yunnan. It consisted of seventeen items that assessed various dimensions of community,
including feelings of trust, common identity, satisfaction, and attachment. The results are
(n = 246)
1. I feel loyal to other villagers.
2. I feel that other people in this village are like me.
3. If I need an opinion about something, I would ask people in this village.
4. I trust that people in this village would help me in an emergency situation. †
5. I would cooperate with others to improve this village.
6. I would prefer to stay in this village rather than move.
7. On the whole, I like living here.