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The (Declining) Role of Households in Sustaining China's Economy: Structural Path Analysis for 1997-2007

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  • Yang, Ling
  • Thurlow, James
  • Lahr, Michael L.

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Current explanations for private consumption.s diminished role in China focus on the expansion of exports and investments. Using structural path analysis, we find additional contributing factors. First, growth patterns during 1997-2007 favoured sectors wi

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2012/83.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2012-83

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Keywords: structural path analysis; economic growth; private consumption; China;

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