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China's inter-provincial disparities : an explanation

Duncan, R. and Tian, X. (1999) China's inter-provincial disparities : an explanation. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 32 (2). pp. 211-224.

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China's inter-provincial output and livelihood disparities moved in different directions in the pre-reform and the reform periods. This paper sets out to identify the driving forces behind these developments. It suggests that in the transition to a market system, China has succeeded in narrowing inter-provincial output disparities by pursuing outward-looking and de-nationalisation oriented industrialisation, but has failed to prevent a widening of inter-provincial livelihood disparities owing to the weakening of government intervention in the form of regional income redistribution.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
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