Li, Bingqin and Piachaud, David (2004) Poverty and inequality and social policy in China. CASEpaper, 87. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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Despite prolonged economic growth, poverty has become a more notable and noted feature of Chinese society. The paper examines three phases of development since the foundation of the People’s Republic: the central planning era (1949 –1978); the pro-urban growth model (1978 – 1999); and more recent changes (1999 – 2004). For each phase the nature of the economic and social policies are described and the effects on poverty and inequality are examined. The limitations of a social policy that is subservient to the economic strategy are considered. The alternative of a model of social development based on the livelihood approach is analysed and its potential to reduce poverty and inequality are considered.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 2004 Bingqin Li and David Piachaud|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology|
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty|
|Sets:||Departments > Social Policy
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
|Date Deposited:||02 Jul 2008 08:47|
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