Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125023
Authors: 
Chen, Xi
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9519
Abstract: 
Status concern and the feelings of relative deprivation affect individual behavior and well-being. Traditional norms and the alarming inequality in China have made relative deprivation more and more intense for the Chinese population. This paper reviews empirical literature on China that attempts to test the relative deprivation hypothesis. We review the origins and pathways of relative deprivation, compare its economic measures in the literature, and summarize their applications. Drawing from solid empirical evidence, we discuss important policy implications on redistribution, official regulations and grassroots sanctions, and relative poverty alleviation.
Subjects: 
inequality
status concern
relative deprivation
well-being
China
JEL: 
I14
I18
I32
B41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
299.37 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.