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Urban income inequality in China revisited (1988–2002)

  • Sylvie Demurger


    (HIEBS - Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy - The Hong Kong University)

  • Martin Fournier


    (GATE - Groupe d'analyse et de théorie économique - CNRS : UMR5824 - Université Lumière - Lyon II - Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines)

  • Shi Li

    (School of Economics and Business - Beijing Normal University)

Using newly available spatial price deflators, this paper shows that inequality evaluations in the literatureoverstate the magnitude of inequality and inequality changes in China, as well as the role played by regional differences in the recent inequality rise.

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Date of creation: 11 Oct 2006
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Publication status: Published, Economics Letters, 2006, 354-359
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00120375
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  1. Dwayne Benjamin & Loren Brandt & John Giles, 2003. "The Evolution of Income Inequality in Rural China," Working Papers benjamin-04-01, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.
  2. Loren Brandt & Carsten A. Holz, 2006. "Spatial Price Differences in China: Estimates and Implications," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 55, pages 43-86.
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