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Mobility in China

Chen, Yi and Cowell, Frank A. (2017) Mobility in China. Review of Income and Wealth, 63 (2). pp. 203-218. ISSN 0034-6586

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Identification Number: 10.1111/roiw.12214


The evidence on rank and income mobility in China reveals an important change around the year 2000. Using panel data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey we show that rank mobility fell markedly from the decade immediately preceding the millennium to the decade immediately following: in this respect China is becoming noticeably more rigid. By contrast income mobility has carried on increasing; so has income inequality. The simultaneous increase in rigidity and inequality presents China with a challenging policy problem.

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Additional Information: © 2015 International Association for Research in Income and Wealth
Divisions: Economics
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 11:31
Last Modified: 29 May 2024 17:09
Projects: R01-HD30880, DK056350, R01-HD38700, 11YJC790023
Funders: National Institute of Health, Social Science Foundation of Ministry of Education of China

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