Urban Income Inequality in China Revisited (1988-2002)
10 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2005
Date Written: May 17, 2006
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
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