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Inequality and Poverty in China in the Age of Globalization - Azizur Rahman Khan

Inequality and Poverty in China in the Age of Globalization

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780195136494
Number Of Pages: 200

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China's explosive economic growth since 1988 has not resulted in an equal increase of income among all Chinese citizens. The authors explore a range of reasons for the disparity and base their conclusions on strong empirical evidence--especially the 1996 survey conducted by the State Statistical Bureau.

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A valuable contribution ... The study sounds an alarm at the right time. It provides new data for the ongoing debates of transition to market economies. This book is a valuable reference for researchers and students interested in China studies, development economics, and statistics and sociology. The China Quarterly

Introductionp. 3
China's Growth in the Reform Periodp. 3
From Rural Development-Led Growth to Growth Led by Integration with the Global Economyp. 4
Some Features of China's Integration with the Global Economyp. 4
Growth and Distributionp. 7
Basis for the Present Studyp. 8
Household Income: Its Composition and Growthp. 14
Definition of Income and Its Componentsp. 14
Income and Its Components: Levels and Changesp. 17
Difference Between Our Definition and the Official Definitionp. 22
Some Implications of the Evidence from the Surveyp. 25
The Distribution of Income: Evolution of Inequality 1988-1995p. 28
Index of Inequalityp. 28
Distribution of Rural Incomep. 29
Distribution of Urban Incomep. 35
Overall Distribution of Income in Chinap. 40
Regional Inequalityp. 44
Trends in the Incidence of Povertyp. 52
Estimating Poverty Thresholdsp. 57
Estimates of Povertyp. 64
A Summary of Findings and a Comparison with Others' Resultsp. 75
Deriving the Poverty Thresholdsp. 78
Gender, Health and Education: Human Development Dimensions of Inequalityp. 81
Introduction: The Human Development Indexp. 81
Human Developmentp. 82
Gender Inequalityp. 85
Problems in the Distribution of Health Carep. 95
Human Development Index by Province in 1995p. 102
Explaining the Increase in Inequality and the Decline in Poverty Reductionp. 103
Gap Between Growth in GDP and Growth in Personal Incomep. 104
Sources of Increased Inequality in Income Distributionp. 107
Growth, Inequality, and Povertyp. 117
Policies for the Reduction of Inequality and Povertyp. 121
Need for a Comprehensive Strategyp. 124
Reduction of Urban/Rural Gap and Policies for the Rural Economyp. 125
Regional Balance in Developmentp. 128
Reversing the Disequalizing Effect of the Fiscal System and Transfer Paymentsp. 129
Urban Employmentp. 135
Migration Policiesp. 137
Targeted Support to the Poorp. 139
Macroeconomic Policies and Implicationsp. 140
Implications for Globalizationp. 141
Summary and Conclusionsp. 143
Income Composition and Distributionp. 144
Povertyp. 146
Human Development and Inequalityp. 148
Explanationsp. 151
Implications for Policyp. 154
Notesp. 159
Bibliographyp. 175
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9780195136494
ISBN-10: 0195136497
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.43

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