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Economic Growth, Income Distribution and Poverty Reduction in Contemporary China : Routledgecurzon Studies on the Chinese Economy - Shujie Yao

Economic Growth, Income Distribution and Poverty Reduction in Contemporary China

Routledgecurzon Studies on the Chinese Economy


Published: 8th February 2005
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China has experienced over a quarter century of rapid economic growth, which has a phenomenal impact on the global economy. Entering into the 21st century implies that China has begun a new phase of economic and social development. Vast improvement in people's living standards, however, has been coupled with two critical problems: inequality and poverty. The key question is not that people should be pessimistic about China's future growth and prosperity, but that people should consider which direction that China will go. Is it going to become one of the most un-egalitarian countries like Brazil and Mexico, or one of the most dynamic and relatively egalitarian economies like South Korea and Taiwan. This book reviews the economic development history of contemporary China from 1949 up to today, paying special attention to the interface among growth, inequality and poverty reduction. A real China economic miracle should have two important features: high income growth and a fair distribution system so that poverty can be eradicated.

'This book offers serious academic research drawn from the author's own papers published in many academic journals. It's even accessible to readers with limited technical background and is a must for anyone even slightly interested in modern China.' - The China Journal

'Yao provides a wide-ranging analysis.' - The China Journal

List of figures
List of tables
Economic Performance in Contemporary China: An overall assessment
Agricultural and Rural Development
Openness and Economic Performance
Decomposition of Gini Coefficients by Population Class and Income Source: A spreadsheet approach and application
Rural-Urban and Regional Inequality in Output, Income and Consumption under Reforms
Regional Inequality and Diverging Club
Understanding Income Inequality in China: A multi-angle perspective
Further Study on Inequality and Poverty Reduction
Unemployment and Urban Poverty
Is Migration a Way of Escaping Poverty in China?
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ISBN: 9780415331968
ISBN-10: 041533196X
Series: Routledgecurzon Studies on the Chinese Economy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 8th February 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 16.1  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1