Economic Growth and Inequality

John Knight

in China's Remarkable Economic Growth

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199698691
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739118 | DOI:
Economic Growth and Inequality

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Income inequality rose rapidly over the period of economic reform. This chapter examines the extent to which this rise was due to economic growth and the policies that generated growth. Section 10.2 examines the extent to which the inequality of income has risen. Section 10.3 analyses the rising inequality of wealth. Section 10.4 asks how the rise in income inequality affects poverty alleviation. The main components of rising inequality are explored by focusing on urban inequality (Section 10.5), rural inequality (Section 10.6), and spatial inequality (Section 10.7). This leads on in Section 10.8 to an examination of some policy issues. Section 10.9 concludes.

Keywords: economic reform; income inequality; urban inequality; rural inequality; spatial inequality; economic policy

Chapter.  9389 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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