The Institutional Causes of China ’ s Great Famine , 1959 - 1961 ∗ Xin

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This paper studies the causes of China’s Great Famine, during which 16.5 to 45 million individuals perished in rural areas. We document that average rural food retention during the famine was too high to generate a severe famine without rural inequality in food availability; that there was significant variance in famine mortality rates across rural regions… (More)

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@inproceedings{Meng2015TheIC, title={The Institutional Causes of China ’ s Great Famine , 1959 - 1961 ∗ Xin}, author={Xin Meng and Nancy Qian and Pierre Yared}, year={2015} }