Urban Income Inequality in China Revisited (1988-2002)

10 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2005

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Sylvie Démurger

University of Lyon 2 - Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique (GATE)

Martin Fournier

University of Lyon 2 - Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique (GATE)

Li Shi

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) - Institute of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: May 17, 2006

Abstract

Using newly available spatial price deflators, this paper shows that inequality evaluations in the literature overstate the magnitude of inequality and inequality changes, as well as the role played by regional differences in the observed inequality rise during the 1990s.

Keywords: Inequality, China, Spatial price-deflators, Inequality decomposition

JEL Classification: C8, D3, R1

Suggested Citation

Démurger, Sylvie and Fournier, Martin and Shi, Li, Urban Income Inequality in China Revisited (1988-2002) (May 17, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=706241 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.706241

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Martin Fournier (Contact Author)

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Li Shi

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