Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/167593
Authors: 
Kuhn, Lena
Brosig, Stephan
Zhang, Linxiu
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal of Current Chinese Affairs [ISSN:] 1868-4874 [Volume:] 45 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 75-108
Abstract: 
The Rural Minimum Living Standard is an important component of social security in rural areas of China, as it provides social assistance to poor rural households. The country’s size and large development heterogeneities, however, make the policy’s implementation a challenging task. Using quantitative and qualitative data from rural households and administrators in five provinces, we identify the pitfalls of multi-level implementation along with the difficulty of measuring income in rural, underdeveloped areas as key sources of an implementation gap that has led to a considerable degree of misallocation of monetary transfers. Changes in the budgeting process and the distribution method might improve the anti-poverty effect of social assistance without having to carry out additional monitoring.
Subjects: 
China
rural China
social assitance
policy implementation
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/de/deed.en
Document Type: 
Article

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