Rising regional inequality in China: Fact or artifact?

  title={Rising regional inequality in China: Fact or artifact?},
  author={Chao Li and John Gibson},
  • Chao Li, John Gibson
  • Published 2013
  • Economics
  • China’s local populations can be counted in two ways: people with hukou household registration from each place, and people actually residing in each place. For most of the first three decades of the reform era the hukou count denominated per capita GDP figures. Output and living standards were overstated in coastal provinces and understated in the interior. The distortion grew bigger as the non-hukou migrants increased to over 100 million. Much of the apparent increase in inter-provincial… CONTINUE READING

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