Richer and Taller: Stature and Living Standards in China, 1979-1995

  title={Richer and Taller: Stature and Living Standards in China, 1979-1995},
  author={Stephen L. Morgan},
  journal={The China Journal},
  pages={1 - 39}
  • S. Morgan
  • Published 1 July 2000
  • Economics
  • The China Journal
Over the past two decades, the Chinese have become richer?and taller. Economic reform has transformed China's economy from a plan-centred economy into a market-centred one, raising incomes, creating considerable private wealth and reducing the incidence of poverty. Higher real incomes generally make for more food, better quality food, and better access to health care and education. That these factors have combined to improve the nutritional status of most Chinese is no better illustrated than… 

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