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Understanding inequality and poverty in China : methods and applications

Author: Guang Hua Wan; World Institute for Development Economics Research.
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: Studies in development economics and policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores trends of inequality and poverty in China, identifies their causes and assesses their consequences, analyzing in detail the regional/personal variation in incomes, measures of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Guang Hua Wan; World Institute for Development Economics Research.
ISBN: 9780230538047 0230538045
OCLC Number: 176820010
Notes: Published in association with the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER). -- T.p verso.
Description: xxiii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface; G. Wan; Globalization and Regional Inequality in China: Evidence from within China; G. Wan, M. Lu & Z. Chen; The Urban-Rural Gap and Income Inequality in China; T. Sicular, Y. Ximing, B. Gustafsson & L. Shi; Financial Development and Income Inequality in Rural China, 1991-2000; Z. Liang; Regional Income Inequality in Rural China 1985-2002: Trend, Causes and Policy Implications; G. Wan; Human Capital and Wage Determination in Different Ownerships 1989-1997; X. Chunbing; Income, Income Inequality, and Health: Evidence from China; H. Li & Y. Zhu; Social Benefits in Urban China: Determinants and Impact on Income Inequality in 1988 and 2002; Q. Gao; China Urban Poverty and its Contributing Factors, 1986-2000; X. Meng, R. Gregory & G. Wan; Poverty, Pro-Poor Growth and Mobility: A Decomposition Framework with Application to China; Y. Zhang & G. Wan.
Series Title: Studies in development economics and policy.
Responsibility: edited by Guanghua Wan.
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The miraculous economic growth in China has, since the mid-1980s, been accompanied by rapidly rising inequality. This is slowing down poverty reduction and is tearing at China's social fabric. Read more...

 
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