In domestic and foreign scholars’ studies on land transfer, the relevant influencing factors are mainly investigated in three sequential dimensions: before-during-after. Regarding the “before land transfer” scenario, the studies mainly focus on the impact of individual endowment differences of farmers or households in different regions on willingness to transfer land or the area of the transfer or transfer out deadline. Regarding the “during land transfer” scenario, the studies mainly focus on the consideration of the transaction method or the form of land transfer. Regarding the “after land transfer” scenario, the studies mainly focus on the impact of land transfers on the changes in the welfare of the transferee.
Many scholars have conducted relevant research on the impact of family, regional, and individual endowment differences on land transfer willingness, decision-making, or transfer area. In terms of family endowment differences, the employment situation of family members is one of the important factors affecting the willingness to transfer land in rural areas. Research shows that if a family member can obtain a stable non-agricultural job in urban areas, it will promote the decision-making of family land transfer, and the member will have the greatest power in decision-making [14
]. Further, the stronger the willingness of farmers to seek non-agricultural jobs in cities, the more inclined they are to long-term land transfer [18
]. At the same time, the family income structure also has an impact on land transfer. The higher the proportion of migrant workers’ labor income in the total household income, the more likely farmers are to choose land transfer or abandonment [19
]. From the perspective of regional differences, scholars used a panel dataset of 171 Chinese cities that developed high-speed rail infrastructure from 2005 to 2012 and applied the SEM model to find that the expansion of the high-speed rail network had a significant impact on the circulation of agricultural land, and the impact of high-speed rail on the circulation of agricultural land in the western region is five times that in the eastern region [20
]. Specific to the differences in various rural location factors, the study found that rural site resources have a significant impact on the circulation of agricultural land. Communities with good infrastructure, that are close to towns, with sufficient labor force, and with high economic input and output do not rely on agricultural land, but natural conditions and well-connected communities rely more on agriculture [21
]. From the perspective of individual endowment differences among farmers