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Guanghua Wan - Review of Development Economics, 2008 - Oxford, UK

Getting an accurate picture of poverty and inequality trends and patterns in the world's most populous country is central to understanding changes in global inequality and poverty - these alter significantly when China is included or excluded. China's future performance is obviously central...

Policy Brief pdf
– 仅有高经济增长够吗?
Guanghua Wan - UNU-WIDER, 2008 - Helsinki, Finland

The slowdown and in some years reversal of poverty reduction in China forcefully demonstrates that growth is not sufficient for combating poverty even if that growth is of unprecedented magnitude. Policy initiatives should take into consideration inequality, especially urban-rural disparity. This...

Policy Brief pdf
– Is High Growth Enough?
Guanghua Wan - UNU-WIDER, 2008 - Helsinki, Finland

The slowdown and in some years reversal of poverty reduction in China forcefully demonstrates that growth is not sufficient for combating poverty even if that growth is of unprecedented magnitude. Policy initiatives should take into consideration inequality, especially urban-rural disparity. This...

Guanghua Wan - Oxford University Press, 2008 - Oxford, UK

This volume provides comprehensive updated coverage of inequality and poverty issues in China. Some of the methodologies developed herein are published for the first time and may be used in other contexts and for other countries. The use of different data sources and state-of-art research...

Terry Sicular, Ximing Yue, Björn Gustafsson, Shi Li - Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 - Basingstoke, UK
– Methods and Applications
Guanghua Wan - Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 - Basingstoke, UK

The ongoing campaign of 'western development' launched in 1999 and the recent Chinese government initiative of 'building a harmonious society' highlight the urgency and significance of analyzing inequality and poverty. Prominent contributors from China and around the world explore...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Terry Sicular, Ximing Yue, Björn Gustafsson, Shi Li - Review of Income and Wealth, 2007 - Oxford, UK

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality and Poverty in China

Guanghua Wan - Review of Income and Wealth, 2007 - Oxford, UK

Getting an accurate picture of poverty and inequality trends and patterns in the world’s most populous country is central to understanding changes in global inequality and poverty – these alter significantly when China is included or excluded. China’s future performance is...

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– 1987-2001
Jun Zhang, Guanghua Wan, Yu Jin - UNU-WIDER, 2007 - Helsinki, Finland

The financial intermediation-growth nexus is a widely studied topic in the literature of development economics. Deepening financial intermediation may promote economic growth by mobilizing more investments, and lifting returns to financial resources, which raises productivity. Relying on provincial...

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– A Regression-based Decomposition Approach
Guanghua Wan, Yin Zhang - UNU-WIDER, 2007 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper proposes a decomposition framework for quantifying contributions of the determinants of poverty to spatial differences or temporal changes in poverty. This framework is then applied to address the issue why poverty incidence is higher in inland than in coastal China. The empirical...

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– Trends, Causes and Policy Implications
Guanghua Wan - UNU-WIDER, 2007 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper depicts the trend of regional inequality in rural China for the period 1985-2002. The total inequality is decomposed into the so-called within- and between-components when China is divided into three regional belts (east, central and west). A regression-based accounting framework is then...

Guanghua Wan, Xiaobo Zhang - Journal of Comparative Economics, 2006 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Getting an accurate picture of poverty and inequality trends and patterns in the world's most populous country is central to understanding changes in global inequality and poverty – these alter significantly when China is included or excluded. China's future performance is...

Working Paper pdf
– A Decomposition Framework with Application to China
Yin Zhang, Guanghua Wan - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper proposes a framework for incorporating longitudinal distributional changes into poverty decomposition. It is shown that changes in the Sen-Shorrocks-Thon index over time can be decomposed into two components—one component reflects the progressivity of income growth among the...

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Peilei Fan, Guanghua Wan - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

Relying on a recently developed decomposition framework, this paper explores spatial distribution of innovation capability in China. It is found that at the regional level, China's inequality in innovation capability increased from 1995 to 2004. At the provincial level, the inequality decreased...

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– Trends and Causes
Yin Zhang, Guanghua Wan - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

Applying the Shapley decomposition to unit-record household survey data, this paper investigates the trends and causes of poverty in China in the 1990s. The changes in poverty trends are attributed to two proximate causes; income growth and shifts in relative income distribution. The Foster-Greer-...

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Meiyan Wang, Fang Cai - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper describes and decomposes wage differences between female and male workers. The results indicate that females receive low wages because of unequal pay within sectors, and that the wage gap caused by the difference in sectoral attainment is small. The results also reveal that a lion’...

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