Theory of ''Compensating Differential'' for Land Expropriation in Construction of Expressway in China

The expressway and the high-speed transport system formed by it will have tremendous influence on social economy through space effects, time effects, market effects and the gathered effects. But there is one fact that should not be overlooked: along with the construction of expressways, there will be a large number of farmers losing their survival lands. If the compensation for land expropriation and resettlement to farmers is unreasonable, under the condition that economic deprivation and sustainable livelihoods are unable to be guaranteed, they will become new social unstable factors. In China, farmers are often compensated by the statutory standards for land expropriation in expressway construction. This standard of compensation can't reflect the different degree of influence that the expressway has on the regions along it. The compensation method with single money can't safeguard farmers' long-time livelihoods, and it can't reflect the difference of their dependence on their lands. Because of the problems in compensation and resettlement, this paper puts forward the theory of "Compensating Differential" on the basis of anthropocentric economics. This theory claims that the compensation for lands to farmers should use different standards according to highways' different radiation degree to social economy; and adopt different compensation methods according to the different dependence of farmers' families on lands. Social equity is greatly considered in this theory. The work of compensation for land expropriation in expressway construction can be guided. Therefore, this theory has both theoretical and practical value.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 735-740
  • Monograph Title: International Conference on Transportation Engineering 2009

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  • Accession Number: 01525258
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410394
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 1:36PM