Journal Special Issue
Spatial Inequality and Development in Asia

Many developing and transition countries have considerable regional variation in average household income, poverty, and in health and educational status. National human development indicators can therefore mislead policy-makers when large regional disparities exist. This project will investigate the size and determinants of regional disparities in a representative selection of countries. It will use indicators such as poverty incidence and depth, within-region income inequality, human development, and gender indicators to better understand why some regions fall behind in the development process.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction to the Special Issue: Spatial Inequality and Development in Asia
    Ravi Kanbur, Anthony J. Venables, Guanghua Wan
  2. Poverty Mapping With Aggregate Census Data: What Is the Loss in Precision?
    Nicholas Minot, Bob Baulch
  3. A Decomposition Analysis of Regional Poverty in Russia
    Stanislav Kolenikov, Anthony F. Shorrocks
  4. Industrial Location and Spatial Inequality: Theory and Evidence from India
    Somik V. Lall, Sanjoy Chakravorty
  5. Trade Liberalization and Spatial Inequality: A Methodological Innovation in a Vietnamese Perspective
    Henning Tarp Jensen, Finn Tarp
  6. Fifty Years of Regional Inequality in China: A Journey Through Central Planning, Reform, and Openness
    Ravi Kanbur, Xiaobo Zhang
  7. Income Inequality in Rural China: Regression-based Decomposition Using Household Data
    Guanghua Wan, Zhangyue Zhou
  8. Spatial-Horizontal Inequality and the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal
    Mansoob Murshed, Scott Gates
Show all