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Mapping inequality in transforming China

Lindborg, Eva (2008)
Department of Economics
Abstract
In this thesis inequality in China has been measured and compared with economic reforms. Inequality is measured by a multidimensional framework inspired by the capability approach. Rights, health, education and income have been measured to study what possibilities people have to be and do what they want. The data is collected from the National Bureau of Statistics of China and is disaggregated on province, gender, rural and urban areas to give a better understanding of inequality. Regional is the most important of these divisions and the biggest inequalities can be found in education. Females in rural areas and inland provinces have generally the lowest possibilities to do and be what they want. Depending on what dimensions that are... (More)
In this thesis inequality in China has been measured and compared with economic reforms. Inequality is measured by a multidimensional framework inspired by the capability approach. Rights, health, education and income have been measured to study what possibilities people have to be and do what they want. The data is collected from the National Bureau of Statistics of China and is disaggregated on province, gender, rural and urban areas to give a better understanding of inequality. Regional is the most important of these divisions and the biggest inequalities can be found in education. Females in rural areas and inland provinces have generally the lowest possibilities to do and be what they want. Depending on what dimensions that are measured inequality has both increased and decreased, however the general pattern is that all persons have got better off. The changes in inequality can to some extent be explained of the economic reforms in China. (Less)
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  abstract     = {In this thesis inequality in China has been measured and compared with economic reforms. Inequality is measured by a multidimensional framework inspired by the capability approach. Rights, health, education and income have been measured to study what possibilities people have to be and do what they want. The data is collected from the National Bureau of Statistics of China and is disaggregated on province, gender, rural and urban areas to give a better understanding of inequality. Regional is the most important of these divisions and the biggest inequalities can be found in education. Females in rural areas and inland provinces have generally the lowest possibilities to do and be what they want. Depending on what dimensions that are measured inequality has both increased and decreased, however the general pattern is that all persons have got better off. The changes in inequality can to some extent be explained of the economic reforms in China.},
  author       = {Lindborg, Eva},
  keyword      = {China,economic reforms,inequality,the capability approach,Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy,Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mapping inequality in transforming China},
  year         = {2008},
}