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Will Chinese growth slow after the Lewis turning point?

Song, Ligang; Zhang, Yongsheng


The paper argues that China's economic growth will not necessarily slow after China reaches the Lewis turning point (LTP) when wages and subsequently costs of production, as a result of the exhaustion of the unlimited supplies of labor from rural areas, are increasing. Reaching the turning point leads to significant structural change signifying that China enters a new phase of development in which those endogenously determined factors such as human capital, innovation, R&D expenditure and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: China Economic Journal
DOI: 10.1080/17538963.2010.511926


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