Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63456
Authors: 
Li, Shi
Zhao, Renwei
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2007/03
Abstract: 
his paper investigates some major changes in the wealth distribution in China using the data from two national household surveys conducted in 1995 and 2002. The surveys collected rich information on household wealth and its components, enabling a detailed analysis of changes in wealth distribution among Chinese households. Our analysis indicates that the wealth distribution in China as a whole became much more unequal in 2002 than it was in 1995. The housing reform, in which public apartments were sold to urban households at extremely low prices, has accelerated the accumulation of wealth among urban households on the one hand, and widened the wealth gap between urban and rural areas on the other.
Subjects: 
China
wealth
income
distribution
inequality
households
JEL: 
D3
E2
ISBN: 
9291909424=978-92-9190-942-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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