Estimating the Long-Term Impact of the Great Chinese Famine (1959–61) on Modern China

@article{Gooch2017EstimatingTL,
  title={Estimating the Long-Term Impact of the Great Chinese Famine (1959–61) on Modern China},
  author={Elizabeth Gooch},
  journal={World Development},
  year={2017},
  volume={89},
  pages={140-151}
}
  • Elizabeth Gooch
  • Published 2017
  • Economics
  • World Development
  • This research analyzes the long-term impact of the Great Chinese Famine (1959–61) on the modern Chinese economy, and shows that areas in which famine was most severe have significantly lower per capita GDP today. The Great Famine coincided with the Chinese Communist Party’s industrialization and agriculture modernization plan, the Great Leap Forward (GLF). To remove omitted variable and endogeneity problems, a unique relationship between the Communist army’s takeover of mainland China (1946–50… CONTINUE READING
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