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China's Development Challenges : Economic Vulnerability and Public Sector Reform.

Author: Richard Schiere
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2009.
Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy, 38.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that a major potential source of social tension in transition and developing countries is not poverty as such, but vulnerability to poverty: the risk of becoming poor. This book demonstrates how in China many public sector reforms have made many households extremely vulnerable to poverty.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Schiere
ISBN: 9780203861240 0203861248 1282575821 9781282575820
OCLC Number: 609846472
Description: 1 online resource (172 pages).
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword and acknowledgement; Preface; Abbreviations; Part I General introduction on the developmental challenges of China; 1 China's reforms in transition and development perspective; 2 The evolution of poverty and inequality since the opening-up period; Part II Managing vulnerability and increasing livelihood opportunities; 3 Macroeconomic vulnerability and managing the risk of interdependence; 4 Reducing household vulnerability and increasing livelihood opportunities; 5 Estimating regional vulnerability and inequality. Part III Public sector reforms, fiscal decentralization and social security6 Fiscal decentralization and public service provision reforms; 7 Establishment and expansion of social security; 8 The impact of public sector reforms on vulnerability; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy, 38.

Abstract:

Argues that a major potential source of social tension in transition and developing countries is not poverty as such, but vulnerability to poverty: the risk of becoming poor. This book demonstrates how in China many public sector reforms have made many households extremely vulnerable to poverty.

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