Corpus ID: 15910282

Fifty Years of Regional Inequality in China: A Journey Through Revolution, Reform and Openness

@article{Kanbur2001FiftyYO,
  title={Fifty Years of Regional Inequality in China: A Journey Through Revolution, Reform and Openness},
  author={R. Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang},
  journal={Institutional \& Transition Economics eJournal},
  year={2001}
}
This Paper constructs and analyses a long run time series for regional inequality in China from the Communist Revolution to the present. There have been three peaks of inequality in the last fifty years, coinciding with the Great Famine of the late 1950s, the Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s and the 1970s, and finally the period of openness and global integration in the late 1990s. Regional inequality in China in 1999 exceeds the level experienced at its peak in the Cultural Revolution… Expand

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