Understanding Inequality And Poverty In China: Methods and Applications by G. WanUnderstanding Inequality And Poverty In China: Methods and Applications by G. Wan

Understanding Inequality And Poverty In China: Methods and Applications

byG. WanEditorGuanghua Guanghua

Hardcover | February 14, 2008

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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 human wellbeing, the gap between the coastal regions and the interior regions, and urban-rural disparity.
ZHAO CHEN Associate Professor of Economics, China Centre for Economic Studies (CCES), Fudan University, China; Director of the Fudan Institute for Industrial Development Studies XING CHUNBING Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Economics and Business Administration, Beijing Normal University, China QIN GAO Assistant Professor, ...
Title:Understanding Inequality And Poverty In China: Methods and ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:293 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.95 inPublished:February 14, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230538045

ISBN - 13:9780230538047


Table of 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

Editorial Reviews

"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. Understanding the causes and implications of this rising inequality is thus critical. This volume provides the most up to date and thorough empirical analyses of these crucial issues by leading China scholars. It should be required reading for China scholars as well as policy-makers trying to address this worrying rise in inequality." —Stephan Klasen, Professor of Economics, University of Göttingen; Director, Courant Center ‘Poverty, Equity, and Growth in Developing and Transition Countries’; Editor, The Review of Income and Wealth "The book gathers a fascinating collection of articles on various aspects of income inequality and poverty in China. This is applied economics at its best, with essential policy implications for the fastest growing economy in the world for the past quarter of a century."—Jacques Silber, Bar-Ilan University, Israel; Founder and Former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Economic Inequality