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Many studies of regional disparity in China have focused on the preferential policies received by the coastal provinces. We decomposed the location dummies in provincial growth regressions to obtain estimates of the effects of geography and policy on provincial growth rates in 1996–99. Their respective contributions in percentage points were 2.5 and 3.5 for(More)
*Presented in an AEA/CES session titled " Gender and Labor Mobility in the Chinese Labor Market " at the ASSA conference in San Francisco on January 3, 2009. We are grateful to Gewei Wang in assisting us with data compilation and Robert Girtz for his assistance with data collection. Yaohui Zhao acknowledges support from the Key Research Base of the(More)
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