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Published by Oxford University, Institute of Economics and Statistics in Oxford .
Written in English


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Statement John Knight and Lina Song.
SeriesApplied economics discussion paper -- 211, Applied economics discussion paper.(University of Oxford. Institute of Economics and Statistics) -- no.211.
ContributionsSong, Lina., University of Oxford. Institute of Economics and Statistics.
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Open LibraryOL18124148M

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  This book, a sequel to Inequality and Public Policy in China (), examines the evolution of inequality in China from to , a period when the new "harmonious society" development strategy. We investigate the contribution of the minimum wage to the well-documented rise in earnings inequality in China over the period from to by using city-level minimum wage panel data and a representative Chinese household survey, and we find that increasing the minimum wage reduces inequality – by decreasing the earnings gap between the median and the bottom decile – over the analysis period. ^ Book Wages In China An Economic Analysis Volume 1 ^ Uploaded By C. S. Lewis, wages in china an economic analysis presents the latest research results on the transformation of chinas wages formation mechanism since the adoption of the reform and opening up policy this 3 volume series looks at the impact from the institutional. Wealth inequality and its growth are measured and decomposed using data from two national sample surveys of the China Household Income Project (CHIP) relating to and Techniques are devised and applied to measure the sensitivity of wealth inequality to plausible assumptions about under-representation of and under-reporting by the wealthy.

However, wage inequality has not changed much since The Gini coefficient of wages was in and in A possible reason why income inequality has plateaued is that the highly-paid workers’ wage growth has been limited in state-owned enterprises according to rules introduced by central government in   Income inequality () By combining recently released tax statistics on high-income individuals with household surveys and national account data, we can provide new estimates of income inequality. To our knowledge, this represents the first attempt to use tax data on high earners to correct inequality statistics in China.   Sonali Jain-Chandra published a striking chart on income inequality in China on the IMF blog – which is based on a recently issued working paper. It shows that the Gini coefficient has risen by 15 points since to that is a big change, even though some increase in inequality could have been expected as the level of development improved.   In China, while higher earners have done unusually well—the incomes of the top 10% of earners rose by a rate of %—the bottom 50% saw .

  Gender is now one of the most important factors behind income inequality in China, where workplace discrimination and court rulings have set women back. author of a book .   Despite increasing national income and growth the level of inequality within China has dramatically increased. A key factor contributing towards this trend is the unequal pattern of education. The Nationalist (Guomindang) Party began investing in education in ; the beginning of the peaceful “Nanjing decade” and industrialisation where ‘seeds of fruitful growth were sown’ (Naughton,. From the late s through , China experienced a long-term increase in income inequality. As shown in Figure 1, during these two decades China’s income Gini rose from to By , inequality in China was at a level similar to that in Mexico and not much lower than in Brazil, countries with moderately high inequality by.   – The purpose of this paper is to study the long‐run relationship between economic growth and income inequality in China during the pre‐reform (‐) and post‐reform (‐) periods, this will be done via cointegration analysis., – The aim of this paper is to offer a proper answer to the issue of the inequality‐growth nexus by using a cointegrated VAR‐setting.