Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/163170
Authors: 
Zhang, Xun
Wang, Chen
Wan, Guanghua
Luo, Zhi
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
ADBI Working Paper Series 672
Abstract: 
Changes in the labor share of national income affect inequality (Piketty 2014). This paper aims at investigating the relationship between the labor share and technical progress, based on provincial data of the People's Republic of China (PRC) from 1978 to 2012. Our main empirical results show that technical progress in the PRC had been mostly capital biased, contributing to the fast rises in income inequality in the PRC. However, the employment proportion of state-owned enterprises seems to have played a role in offsetting this negative effect, helping contain inequality. In recent years, both effects have become more significant and larger in absolute terms.
Subjects: 
Economics
Industry and trade
China, People's Republic of
JEL: 
D33
E25
L32
O33
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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