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The long-term evolution of income inequality and poverty in China

Luo Chuliang, Shi Li () and Terry Sicular ()

No wp-2018-153, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: By using the five waves of the China Household Income Project surveys conducted during 1988-2013, this paper investigates long-term changes in income inequality and poverty in China. Income inequality rose before 2007 and then fell by a small amount. The main reason for the rise in income inequality was that high-income percentiles had faster income growth than lower percentiles; the fall in income inequality implies faster income growth among low-income percentiles.

Keywords: Income inequality; Poverty; Gini decomposition; Poverty decomposition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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