Inequality and Growth in Modern China

Hardcover | March 4, 2008

EditorGuanghua Wan

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This volume provides comprehensive updated coverage of inequality and poverty issues in China. Some of the methodologies developed herein are published for the first time and may be used in other contexts and for other countries. The use of different data sources and state-of-art researchtechniques ensures that the findings and conclusions can be substantiated and that the policy recommendations are reliable and robust. Contributors to this volume are renowned experts in their respective areas, including, notably, Justin Lin, Xing Meng, Kai-yuen Tsui, and Guanghua Wan. For thesereasons, those with an interest in income distribution in general and China's development in particular, will find this volume essential reading.Rapidly rising inequality in China has contributed to the sluggishness of domestic demand and emerging poverty. It has thus exerted considerable pressure for commodity exports and represents a root cause of increased trade disputes. These have profound ramifications for the US, EU, and othereconomies, and the international business community. Consequently, economists and sociologists, among others, are increasingly focused upon inequality and poverty issues in China and relevant policy implications.This volume, arising from a two-year UNU-WIDER project, addresses issues that include the inequality-growth relationship, regional/personal variation in incomes and human well-being such as education, the determinants of inequality and poverty or their changes, gaps in innovation capability, and therole played by China's development strategies in affecting inequality.

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This volume provides comprehensive updated coverage of inequality and poverty issues in China. Some of the methodologies developed herein are published for the first time and may be used in other contexts and for other countries. The use of different data sources and state-of-art researchtechniques ensures that the findings and conclus...

Guanghua Wan is a known China specialist and applied economist, author of an expansive list of books and published papers in the top refereed journals. His recent work focuses on inequality and poverty in China and elsewhere and has appeared in the Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Comparative Economics, and Review of Developmen...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.74 inPublished:March 4, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Anthony Shorrocks: ForewordGuanghua Wan: Introduction1. Guanghua Wan, Ming Lu, and Zhao Chen: The inequality-growth nexus in the short and long run: empirical evidence from China2. Xiaolu Wang: Income inequality in China and its influencing factors3. Yin Zhang and Guanghua Wan: Poverty reduction in China: trends and causes4. Justin Yifu Lin and Peilin Liu: Development strategies and regional income disparities in China5. Kai-yuen Tsui: Forces shaping China's interprovincial inequality6. Zhicheng Liang: Financial Development, Growth and Regional Disparity in Post-Reform China7. Patricio Aroca, Dong Guo, and Geoffrey J. D. Hewings: Spatial convergence in China: 1952-998. Peilei Fan and Guanghua Wan: China's regional inequality in innovation capability, 1995-20049. Min-Dong Paul Lee: Widening gap of educational opportunity? A longitudinal study of educational inequality in China10. Guanghua Wan: Poverty accounting by factor components: With an empirical illustration using Chinese data

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`Over the past three decades, China has made huge strides in its battle against poverty as it has transformed into one of the most dynamic economies in the world. It will be harder for China to maintain its past rate of progress against poverty without addressing the problem of risinginequality. The book Inequality and Growth in Modern China provides a useful overall assessment about inequality in China, focus on inequality in view of the growing concerns with rising inequality, the cause and impacts of rising inequality, and its relation to overall growth and poverty reduction.It will not only help policy makers understand the inequality in China but also be a useful pedagogical tool for Chinese and other researchers.'Shaohua Chen, Senior Statistician, Development Research Group, the World Bank