Regional development and inter-provincial income inequality in China : a description and analysis

Stewart, Brent. (2001). Regional development and inter-provincial income inequality in China : a description and analysis Honours Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Stewart, Brent.
Thesis Title Regional development and inter-provincial income inequality in China : a description and analysis
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2001
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 111
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract
Economic growth in China over the last two decades has been extraordinary by any measure. While this has created the possibility of improved living standards, it has nevertheless also created some problems. One of the most commented on and worried about is increasing regional inequality. In this paper, I hope to investigate the extent and possible causes of this problem. I begin by surveying the history of China's regional development in modem times. Then I investigate the theory underlying particular methods of analysing the extent and causes of inequality. In an empirical chapter, I then apply these relatively simple methods to per capita real GDP data for China's provinces which has only recently become available. I then draw some inferences as to the possible causes of regional inequality in China. In a final chapter, I conclude the paper with some ameliorative policy suggestions.

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