Poverty, inequality, and growth in urban China, 1986-2000 Meng, Xin; Gregory, Robert; Wang, Youjuan

User activity

Share to:
View the summary of this work
Authors
Meng, Xin ; Gregory, Robert ; Wang, Youjuan
Subjects
Poverty - China.; China - Economic conditions - 1976-; Keywords: China; Income growth; Inequality; Poverty
Summary
"Although urban China has experienced spectacular income growth over the last two decades, increases in inequality, reduction in social welfare provision, deregulation of grain prices, and increases in income uncertainty in the 1990s have increased urban poverty. Using a large repeated cross-section household survey data from 1986 to 2000, this study maps out the change in income, inequality, and poverty over the 15 year period and investigates the determinants of poverty. It is found that the increase in the poverty rate in the 1990s is associated with the increase in the relative food price, and the need to spend on education, housing and medical care which were previously paid by the state. In addition, the increase in the saving rate of the poor due to an increase in income uncertainty contributes significantly to the increase in poverty measured in terms of expenditure. Even though income growth reduces poverty, the radical reform measures implemented in the 1990s have sufficiently offset this gain that urban poverty is higher in 2000 than in 1986"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site. ̧
Bookmark
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/1498655
Work ID
1498655

User activity


e.g. test cricket, Perth (WA), "Parkes, Henry"

Separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Be the first to add a tag for this work

Be the first to add this to a list

Comments and reviews

What are comments? Add a comment

No user comments or reviews for this work

Add a comment


Show comments and reviews from Amazon users