Household Income Dynamics in Rural China

Jyotsna Jalan and Martin Ravallion

in Insurance Against Poverty

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780199276837
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601620 | DOI:

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

Household Income Dynamics in Rural China

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The non-linearity in household income and expenditure dynamics in rural China is tested. It is shown that the speed of recovery from a transient shock is slower for those with lower initial income. Inequality contributes 4-7% to mean income and around 2% to mean expenditures.

Keywords: non-linearity; income dynamics; households; rural China; inequality

Chapter.  6811 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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