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Marta Bengoa, Christopher Rick - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Access to social services in China is connected to a system of household registration (Hukou system) determined by place of origin with difficult geographical transferability. As a consequence, a vast majority of rural-to-urban migrants do not have access to public health services in urban...

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– The intergenerational impact of China’s New Rural Pension Scheme
Jing You, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

We examine the heterogeneous and dynamic impact of China’s New Rural Pension Scheme on intergenerational wealth dependence using a nationally representative longitudinal household survey covering the period 2011–13. We adopt an instrumental quantile regression–discontinuity...

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Nancy Qian - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

I first document that the introduction of the One Child Policy dramatically increased sex selection in certain regions, and that the Chinese government responded to this by allowing parents who had a daughter as their first child to try for a second child. Next, I show that the increase in...

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 potential indicator of health-care quality in China
Zhan Wang, Niying Li, Mengsi Jiang, Keith Dear, Chee-Ruey Hsieh - Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland

Part of Journal Special Issue Measuring quality of care

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– A potential indicator of healthcare quality in China
Zhan Wang, Niying Li, Mengsi Jiang, Keith Dear, Chee-Ruey Hsieh - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Objective: To assess the characteristics and incidence of medical litigation in China and the potential usefulness of the records of such litigation as an indicator of healthcare quality. Methods: We investigated 13,620 cases of medical malpractice litigation that ended between 2010 and 2015...

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– Evidence from the Vietnamese manufacturing sector
Duc Anh Dang - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper evaluates the impact of Chinese import penetration on the innovation of Vietnamese manufacturing firms from 2011 to 2015, exploiting variations in import exposure by industry specialization and instrumenting for Chinese import penetration using Chinese global exports. Contrary to...

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– Evidence from ethnic minorities in China
Yishen Liu, Yao Pan - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates the net impact of birth control policy in China on educational attainment of the partially excluded ethnic minorities. Exploring county-level variation in the value of fines levied for unsanctioned births, we show that more stringent enforcement of the birth control policy...

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– Challenges and opportunities for the Mekong region
Kim Hang Pham Do, Ariel Dinar - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper aims to contribute to understanding the existing knowledge gaps in the linkages of energy, water, and land use in Southeast Asia and explores the political economy of energy transition in the Mekong region (MR). Investigating the struggle over hydropower development and decision-making...

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– Does China break the mould?
Michael R. Davidson, Fredrich Kahrl, Valerie J. Karplus - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

We propose a general taxonomy of the political economy challenges to wind power development and integration, highlighting the implications in terms of actors, interests, and risks. Applying this framework to three functions in China’s electricity sector—planning and project approval,...

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– A comparative political economy analysis
Karoliina Isoaho, Alexandra Goritz, Nicolai Schulz - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

China and India will have to radically transform their electric power systems in order to decouple economic growth from unsustainable resource consumption. While the majority of transition literature has focused on the diverse socio-technical factors that could enable such a transformation, more...

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– Past, present, and future
Jiajun Xu, Richard Carey - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

China is emerging as perhaps the most globally significant development finance provider, going far beyond concessional foreign aid.With China’s initiatives to create and foster new multi-lateral finance institutions, and to work in terms of large economic landscapes in Africa, Eurasia, and...

Roger Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The celebration of the 30th Anniversary of UNU-WIDER presented the ideal opportunity to look back, take stock, and plan ahead. Where else can a group of early career researchers have the chance to present at a conference including Nobel Laureates such as Joseph Stiglitz, Martti...

Book Chapter
Justin Lin, Yan Wang - Oxford University Press, 2015 - Oxford, United Kingdom

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2.

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UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The global food crisis in 2007–08 raised concerns everywhere, including in China. However, despite China’s highly-integrated domestic and international markets for many agricultural commodities, the effect of the crisis in China was only moderate. The government’s responses and...

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– Evidence from China Household Income Project
Sui Yang - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Based on China Household Income Project rural data, this paper aims to study the changes of rural household income mobility in transitional China. The results show that with the economic reform and development, income mobility between 2007 and 2009 was much stronger than before. Regarding the...

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– An Axiomatic Approach with an Empirical Illustration
Satya R. Chakravarty, Nachiketa Chattopadhyay, Zoya Nissanov, Jacques Silber - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

A recent trend in the study of poverty is to consider a relative poverty line, one that is responsive to the nature of the income distribution. We develop an axiomatic approach to the determination of an amalgam poverty line. Given a reference income (e.g. the mean or the median), the amalgam...

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