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Economic-social interaction in China

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  • Assar Lindbeck

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This paper analyzes economic-social interaction in China in connection with the country's change of economic system. I define an economic system in terms of a multi-dimensional vector of broad institutional characteristics, and I emphasize that important features of the social development are closely related to specific changes in these various dimensions. I classify China's options for future social improvements into three broad categories: (i) policies that improve the stability and distribution of factor income; (ii) government-created wedges between factor income and disposable income; and (iii) improvements in the quantity, quality and distribution of human services, such as education and healthcare. Copyright (c) 2008 The Author Journal compilation (c) 2008 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development .

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Article provided by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in its journal Economics of Transition.

Volume (Year): 16 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (01)
Pages: 113-139

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  1. Gabriele, Alberto, 2009. "The Role of the State in China's Industrial Development: a Reassesment," MPRA Paper 14551, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Bonatti, Luigi & Fracasso, Andrea, 2014. "Modeling the Transition Towards Renminbi's Full Convertibility: Implications for China’s Growth," MPRA Paper 54129, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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