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– Evidence from the Han and ethnic minorities in China
Yao Pan, Yishen Liu - Economics of Education Review, 2021

This study investigates the unexpected impact that enforcing birth control policies in China has upon the educational stratification between the Han majority, the policy target group, and ethnic minorities, a partially excluded group. Exploring county-level variation in the value of fines...

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Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Rui Sun - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Understanding the relationship between income inequality and economic growth is of utmost importance to economists and social scientists. In this paper we use a Bayesian structural vector autoregression approach to estimate the relationship between inequality and growth via growth and...

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– The case of BRICS
Goodness C. Aye - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

As the world battles with the triple problems of social, economic, and environmental challenges, it has become important to focus both policy and research efforts on these. Therefore, this study examines the effect of wealth inequality on CO2 emissions in five emerging economies: Brazil, Russia,...

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Carl Shu-Ming Lin, Linxiang Ye, Wei Zhang - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The informal sector has long been viewed as a locus of the disadvantaged, unskilled, and inexperienced workers in under-developed and developing economies. Workers in the informal sector, however, can learn skills and gain experience that could help them switch to better-paying jobs in the formal...

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Meng Cai, Ximing Yue - China Economic Review, 2020

Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in China

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Data collection and the impact on income inequality
Qinghai Li, Shi Li, Haiyuan Wan - China Economic Review, 2020

Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in China

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Chuliang Luo, Shi Li, Terry Sicular - China Economic Review, 2020

Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in China

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– A comparative approach with India
Carlos Gradín, Binbin Wu - China Economic Review, 2020

Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in China

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– 1988-2013
Björn Gustafsson, Haiyuan Wan - China Economic Review, 2020

Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in China

Journal Special Issue This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Finn Tarp - China Economic Review, 2020

This special section presents the main findings about long-run trends in inequality in China and its driving factors as they emerge from a country case study carried out under a UNU-WIDER-supported project. Special focus in the umbrella project were on three issues: (i) the role of earnings...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Finn Tarp - China Economic Review, 2020

Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in China

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– What’s China got to do with it?
Daniel Chachu, Edward Nketiah-Amponsah - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The term fiscal resource curse refers to countries’ inability to raise taxes from a broad base in the presence of natural resources. We employ a novel instrumental variable strategy to estimate the causal effect of resource revenues on non-resource tax effort by exploiting the so-called...

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Yanan Li, Chunbing Xing - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we analyse the relationship between China’s structural transformation and the inclusiveness of its economic growth. China’s economy has undergone significant structural changes since it initiated the economic reforms in 1978. Economic activities have shifted from the...

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– A case study of a quantitative sociological approach to social mobility research in the Global South
Yaojun Li - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This study analyses intergenerational class mobility in China as a case study of a quantitative sociological approach to social mobility research in the Global South. Drawing on national representative surveys collected between 2010 and 2015 in China, the analysis focuses on absolute and...

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Jing You, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - Population and Development Review, 2019
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– Different economic models but similarly low levels of socioeconomic mobility
Roy van der Weide, Ambar Narayan - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

The United States and China are the world’s largest economies. Together they are responsible for about one-third of the world’s economic output. This paper aims to examine whether the two economic giants are also lands of opportunity where resources are allocated in a way that...

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