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Urban poverty in China and its contributing factors, 1986-2000

Meng, Xin; Gregory, Robert; Wan, Guanhua


Food price increases and the introduction of radical social welfare and enterprise reforms during the 1990s generated significant changes in the lives of urban households in China. During this period urban poverty increased considerably. This paper uses household level data from 1986 to 2000 to examine what determines whether households fall below the poverty line over this period and investigates how the impact of these determinants has changed through time. We find that large households and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Review of Income and Wealth
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4991.2007.00222.x


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