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Fundamental causes of inland-coastal income inequality in post-reform China

Hao, Rui; Wei, Zheng (Annie)


This paper investigates the fundamental causes of the widening inland-coastal inequality in China during the post-reform period 1978-2004 within a systematic framework of economic development theory. We highlight the roles of three policy variables, namely globalization, decentralization and marketization, in determining the income gap between the inland and coastal regions. The results derived from both time-series and panel data provide strong evidence that these policies are thus far...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of Regional Science
DOI: 10.1007/s00168-008-0281-4


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