Economic Cost of China's Urbanization Lag

University of Toledo, Economics and Urban Affair Center, Working Paper

Posted: 12 Feb 2003

Abstract

China lags behind the world standard in urbanization, even during its rapid economic growth period under reform. This urbanization lag implies a tremendous cost in employment and growth, approximately a loss of 75 million job opportunities and a loss of 10% of in GDP. Urgent attention and effective policies are needed to accelerate urbanization.

Keywords: China, urbanization, lag, cost

JEL Classification: O18, O15

Suggested Citation

Chang, Gene Hsin, Economic Cost of China's Urbanization Lag. University of Toledo, Economics and Urban Affair Center, Working Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=307359

Gene Hsin Chang (Contact Author)

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Department of Economics
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United States
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