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Inequality and Public Policy in China

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  • Gustafsson,Bj√∂rn A.
  • Shi,Li
  • Sicular,Terry

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This volume examines trends in inequality in the People's Republic of China. It contains findings on inequality nationwide, as well as within the rural and urban sectors, with an emphasis on public policy considerations. Several chapters focus on inequality of income; others analyse poverty, inequality in wealth, and the distribution of wages. Attention is given to groups such as migrants, women, and the elderly, as well as the relationship between income and health care funding and the impact of the rural tax reform. All contributors to this volume make use of a large, nationwide survey of Chinese households, the product of long-term co-operation between Chinese and international researchers that is unique in its scope and duration. Using these data, the contributors examine changes in inequality from 1988 to 2002.

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This book is provided by Cambridge University Press in its series Cambridge Books with number 9780521870450 and published in 2008.

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  1. John Knight & Terry Sicular & Ximing Yue, 2011. "Educational Inequality in China: The Intergenerational Dimension," University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity Working Papers 201113, University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity.
  2. Sato, Hiroshi & Li, Shi, 2007. "Revolution and Family in Rural China: Influence of Family Background on Current Family Wealth," IZA Discussion Papers 3223, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Chuliang Luo & Terry Sicular, 2011. "Inequality and Poverty in Rural China," University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity Working Papers 201114, University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity.
  4. Shi Li & Chuliang Luo & Terry Sicular, 2011. "Overview: Income Inequality and Poverty in China, 2002-2007," University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity Working Papers 201110, University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity.
  5. Quheng Deng & Bjorn Gustafsson, 2011. "A New Episode of Increased Urban Income Inequality in China," University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity Working Papers 201116, University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity.
  6. Bjorn Gustafsson & Sai Ding, 2011. "Unemployment and the Rising Number of Non-Workers in Urban China: Causes and Distributional Consequences," University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity Working Papers 201117, University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity.
  7. Shi Li & Jin Song, 2011. "Changes in the Gender Wage Gap in Urban China, 1995-2007," University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity Working Papers 201120, University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity.
  8. Jing Liu & Shi Li, 2011. "Changes in Consumption Inequality in China," University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity Working Papers 201111, University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity.

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