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Shi Li - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

This study presents a comprehensive picture of poverty changes in China in the period of 1978-95. Using two micro-data sets from Household Income Surveys of 1988 and 1995, the author examines poverty distribution among various localities and population sub-groups. The results show that...

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– Key Issues and Lessons from Vietnam
Paul Glewwe, Jennie Litvack - UNU-WIDER, 1998 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the impact of the transition to a market economy on health and education outcomes in transitional Asia, with particular focus on the case of Vietnam. After examining a variety of empirical evidence, several lessons emerge. First, protecting and improving health and education...

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Ping Zhang - UNU-WIDER, 1997 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper's goal is to increase the understanding of the inequality trends during the transitional period in China. From 1978 to 1995, China has been undergoing 18 years far-reaching economic system reform and opening to the outside world nationwide. During the transitional periods, the...

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– Welfare Impact of Slow Transition
Richard Pomfret, Kathryn H. Anderson - UNU-WIDER, 1997 - Helsinki, Finland

Uzbekistan is typically seen as one of the slowest reformers among the countries in transition from central planning to a market-oriented economy. This paper evaluates the welfare impact of gradual transition in Uzbekistan, asking whether it has avoided the short-term disruption associated with...

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Aiguo Lu - UNU-WIDER, 1997 - Helsinki, Finland

In examining the welfare situation, this paper explores the relationship between economic changes and social development in Asian transition economies. Under the central planning system, achievements in human development in these countries were commonly greater than the level of economic...

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Ling Zhu - UNU-WIDER, 1997 - Helsinki, Finland

According to information issued at the World Food Summit held in Rome in 1996, about one­ fifth of the world's population is now living under the poverty line, and this number is increase by 25 million people in developing countries every year. For the purpose of maintaining social...

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Juha Honkkila - UNU-WIDER, 1997 - Helsinki, Finland

The economies in transition are experiencing unique changes in the distribution of assets. The growth in the share of private ownership is occurring through the privatization of state-owned assets and through the birth of private firms. The changes in the property rights regime are exceptionally...

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Aiguo Lu - UNU-WIDER, 1996 - Helsinki, Finland

The study examines welfare changes in China during the reform period (1978- ) by analysing various welfare indicators, the causes of change, and the shifting models. It provides an empirical case to the general debate over the relationship between positive economic growth and its impact on social...

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