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Economic growth, income distribution and poverty reduction in contemporary China

Author: Yao, Shujie Series: Routledge studies in the Chinese economy ; 13 Publisher: RoutledgeCurzon, 2005.Language: EnglishDescription: 271 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 041533196XType of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Economic Growth, Income Distribution and Poverty Reduction in Contemporary China Contents List of figures List of tables Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations 1 Introduction 1.1 A brief history of contemporary China 1 1.2 Comparison of economic performance in modern China 4 1.3 Future prospects 13 1.4 Conclusion 19 2 Economic performance in contemporary China: an overall assessment 2.1 Introduction 22 2.2 Economic development and problems in the pre-reform period 23 2.3 Economic development under reforms 33 2.4 Half a century of economic performance: an overview 40 2.5 Conclusion 45 3 Agricultural and rural development 3.1 Introduction 51 3.2 Agricultural and rural development in the pre-reform period 53 3.3 Agriculture's role in China's economic development 62 3.4 Prospects and constraints on agricultural development in the new century 71 3.5 Conclusion 82 4 Openness and economic performance 4.1 Introduction 84 4.2 Economic performance and openness: a brief review 84 ix xi xv xxv xxvii 1 22 51 84 vi Contents 4.3 How does openness affect growth? 90 4.4 Economic crisis and recovery 99 4.5 Conclusion 102 5 Decomposition of Gini coefficients by population class and income source: a spreadsheet approach and application 5.1 Introduction 104 5.2 The Gini coefficient and its decomposition by class and income source 106 5.3 An application for Sichuan province in China 112 5.4 Conclusion 120 Appendices 121 104 6 Rural­urban and regional inequality in output, income and consumption under reforms 128 6.1 Introduction 128 6.2 Rapid growth but a more divided nation 128 6.3 A decomposition analysis of production, income and consumption inequality 135 6.4 Conclusion 144 7 Regional inequality and diverging clubs 7.1 Introduction 147 7.2 The theory of economic growth 147 7.3 A model of club divergence 149 7.4 An empirical model and results 152 7.5 Alternative tests for club divergence 155 7.6 Conclusion 159 8 Understanding income inequality in China: a multi-angle perspective 8.1 Introduction 161 8.2 Background of inequality 161 8.3 Overall income inequality and the urban­rural divide 164 8.4 Rural income inequality and income sources 168 8.5 Urban inequality and income sources 172 8.6 Income inequality and poverty under economic reforms 173 8.7 Conclusion 181 9 Further study on inequality and poverty reduction 9.1 Introduction 182 9.2 A brief literature review on economic growth, income inequality and poverty reduction in China 185 147 161 182 Contents vii 9.3 Poverty and its determinants in urban China 188 9.4 Poverty and poverty determinants in rural China 199 9.5 Conclusion and policy implications 211 10 Unemployment and urban poverty 10.1 Introduction 216 10.2 Why SOEs have to lay off workers and how redundancy affects poverty 218 10.3 Household survey data and definition of poverty lines 221 10.4 Data analysis 223 10.5 Conclusion 230 11 Is migration a way of escaping poverty in China? 11.1 Introduction 233 11.2 Development strategy and rural--urban migration 235 11.3 A theoretical model of migration 239 11.4 An empirical model of migration for China 243 11.5 Conclusion 247 Notes References Index 216 233 250 253 265

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