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Chronic and transient poverty in rural China

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  • Wan, Guanghua
  • Zhang, Yuan

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This paper rectifies the poverty decomposition framework of Rodgers and Rodgers (1993) which violates the Focus Axiom of Sen (1976). An empirical application of the rectified technique reveals that poverty in rural China was dominated by the chronic component.

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  • Wan, Guanghua & Zhang, Yuan, 2013. "Chronic and transient poverty in rural China," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 119(3), pages 284-286.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:119:y:2013:i:3:p:284-286
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.02.036
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    2. Zhang, Yumei & Filipski, Mateusz & Chen, Kevin Z. & Diao, Xinshen, 2015. "Who is Poor this Year? Understanding Fluctuations in Poverty Status in Three Chinese Villages," 2015 Conference, August 9-14, 2015, Milan, Italy 212604, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
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    4. Jing You & Sangui Wang & Laurence Roope, 2014. "Multi-dimensional Intertemporal Poverty in Rural China," CSAE Working Paper Series 2014-36, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
    5. Mai, Tung & Mahadevan, Renuka, 2016. "A research note on the poverty dynamics and cost of poverty inequality: Case study of Indonesia," Economic Analysis and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 49(C), pages 100-107.

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    Keywords

    Chronic poverty; Transient poverty; Poverty decomposition; Rural China;

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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