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Economic-Social Interaction during China’s Transition

I discuss the nature of the economic reforms in China during the last quarter of a century in the context of a typology of economic systems, emphasizing the interaction between economic and social mechanisms. I also consider China’s options for further reforms. I focus on economic reforms that make the growth path less resource demanding and social reforms that enhance income security and improve education and health care for disadvantaged population groups.

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Paper provided by Research Institute of Industrial Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 680.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 04 Dec 2006
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:iuiwop:0680
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