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Poverty, inequality, and growth in urban China, 1986-2000

Meng, Xin; Gregory, Robert; Wang, Youjuan


Although urban China has experienced spectacular income growth over the last two decades, increases in inequality, reduction in social welfare provision, deregulation of grain prices, and increases in income uncertainty in the 1990s have increased urban poverty. Using a large repeated cross section household survey from 1986 to 2000, this study maps the changes in income, inequality, and poverty over the fifteen-year period and investigates the determinants of poverty. We find that the increase...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Comparative Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.jce.2005.08.006


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