China's explosive economic growth since 1988 has not resulted in an equal increase of income among all Chinese citizens. The authors explore a range of reasons for the disparity and base their conclusions on strong empirical evidence—especially the 1996 survey conducted by the State Statistical Bureau.
Readership: Academics. Under- and postgraduate students of Economics and Asian Studies.
Azizur Rahman Khan, Professor of Economics, University of California, Riverside, USA, and Carl Riskin, Professor of Economics, Queens College, CUNY; Adjunct Professor of Economics and Senior Research Scholar, East Asian Institute, USA
"A valuable contribution ... The study sounds an alarm at the right time. It provides new data for the ongoing debates of transition to market economies. This book is a valuable reference for researchers and students interested in China studies, development economics, and statistics and sociology." - The China Quarterly