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Urbanization and social welfare in China

Author: Aimin Chen; Gordon G Liu; Kevin H Zhang
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004.
Series: Chinese economy series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides an analysis of the welfare implications of China's urbanization, the development of the labor market including migration between rural and urban sectors, and natural and social environmental issues arising from urbanization. The book covers both academic and policy perspectives and, together with its sister volume Urban Transformation in China, brings together a comprehensive and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aimin Chen; Gordon G Liu; Kevin H Zhang
ISBN: 0754633136 9780754633136
OCLC Number: 52631435
Notes: Contributions from the international conference "Urbanization in China: challenges and strategies of growth and development."
Description: xiv, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Robert W. Fogel --
Introduction / Aimin Chen, Gordon G. Liu, Kevin H. Zhang --
Urbanization and Welfare Programs --
Social Security Pension Reform in China / Martin Feldstein --
Forecasting the Demand for Health Care in OECD Nations and China / Robert W. Fogel --
Urban Health Insurance Reform: What Can We Learn from the Pilot Experiments? / Gordon G. Liu, Peter Yuen, Teh-wei Hu, Ling Li, Xingzhu Liu --
China's Urban Housing: Privatization and Market Integration / Aimin Chen --
Housing Investment and Consumption in Urban China / Shunfeng Song, George S.-F. Chu, Xiangming Chen --
Rural Reform and the Welfare Impact on Urban Workers: An Analytical Approach / Jack W. Hou --
Urbanization and Labor Market --
Urban Unemployment and Segmented Labor Markets / Aimin Chen --
China's Urbanization Lag and its Economic Costs / Gene H. Chang --
Migration and Urbanization / Kevin Honglin Zhang, Shunfeng Song --
Rural Industrialization and Internal Migration in China / Zai Liang, Yiu P. Chen, Yanmin Gu --
The Determinants of Job Choice by Rural Labor Migrants in Shanghai / Kenneth D. Roberts --
Urbanization and Income Disparities --
Rural-Urban Income Disparity: Impact of Growth, Allocative Efficiency and Local Growth Welfare / Ding Lu --
Explaining Unequal Distribution of Economic Growth among China Provinces: Geography or Policy? / Sylvie Demurger, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Wing Thye Woo, Shuming Bao, Gene H. Chang --
Urban Poverty and Inequality in the Era of Reforms / Cheng Fang, Xiaobo Zhang, Shenggen Fan --
Urbanization and Environment.
Series Title: Chinese economy series.
Responsibility: edited by Aimin Chen, Gordon G. Liu, Kevin H. Zhang.

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The urbanization of China has become an urgent task for the economy and a development priority for the Chinese administration, especially following the country's adhesion to the World Trade  Read more...

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