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Regional Inequality in Contemporary China

  • Qinghua Zhang

    (Peking University)

  • Heng-fu Zou

    (CEMA, Central University of Finance and Economics)

This paper surveys the literature on regional inequality in contemporary China. It reviews the trend of convergence or divergence of real GDP or income across different regions in China since 1952, and examines the degree of regional inequality using different measurements. It then discusses various factors that may cause the increasing regional inequality and the empirical evidences correspondingly. Finally it gives policy implications.

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Paper provided by China Economics and Management Academy, Central University of Finance and Economics in its series CEMA Working Papers with number 518.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Publication status: Published in Annals of Economics and Finance, May 2012, pages 119-143
Handle: RePEc:cuf:wpaper:518
Contact details of provider: Web page: http://cema.cufe.edu.cn/

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