A Tale of Transition

An Empirical Analysis of Economic Inequality in Urban China, 1986–2009

A Tale of Transition
This paper is the first comprehensive empirical study of earnings, income, and consumption inequality in urban China from 1986 to 2009, using unique micro-level data from the Urban Household Survey (UHS). The paper documents a drastic increase in economic inequality for the sample period. The paper finds that consumption inequality closely... READ MORE...

Publication date: December 2016
ISBN 9781475560008
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