Durable inequality: Who are China’s new urban poor?

Wang, Feng, Tsui-O, Tai and Wang, Youjuan (2009) Durable inequality: Who are China’s new urban poor?. Social Transformation in Chinese Societies, 5 55-80. doi:10.1163/ej.9789004181922.i-270.19

Author Wang, Feng
Tsui-O, Tai
Wang, Youjuan
Title Durable inequality: Who are China’s new urban poor?
Journal name Social Transformation in Chinese Societies
ISSN 1871-2673
ISBN 9789004181922
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1163/ej.9789004181922.i-270.19
Volume 5
Start page 55
End page 80
Total pages 26
Editor Wu Xiaogang
Place of publication Leiden, Netherlands
Publisher Brill
Language eng
Abstract Th is paper focuses on a new aspect of China’s rising inequality: the emerging trend and underlying patterns of poverty in Chinese cities. We ask and attempt to answer the question “who are more likely to fall under the poverty line.” Results based on household survey data show that China’s urban poverty by relative measures has reached an internationally comparable level by the late 1990s, and a set of individual, household, and structural factors combined contributes to the risk of falling under poverty. By examining the prevalence of poverty and especially the characteristics of China’s newly poor in the cities, we intend to gain some insights about the capabilities of those falling into the poor category, and about their implications for the durability of inequality.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes SPECIAL FOCUS: SOCIAL STRATIFICATION IN CHINESE SOCIETIES ; this journal ceased publication in 2009

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