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Urban Consumption Inequality in China, 1995–2013

Qingjie Xia (), Shi Li () and Lina Song

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Abstract: The paper uses 1995, 2002 and 2013 CHIP data to investigate the urban household consumption expenditure inequality. The overall inequality of urban household consumption expenditure measured by Gini coefficient slightly decreases from 0.33 in 1995 to 0.32 in 2002, but increases to 0.36 in 2013, which follows the same trend with that of urban income but is severer. However, the percentile ratio of p90/p10 shows that consumption inequality increases all the time.

Keywords: inequality; household surveys; consumption; CHIP data; urban household; consumption expenditure inequality; consumption expenditure; urban income; percentile ratio; consumption inequality. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-11
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