Trends in Regional Inequality in China

@article{Jian1996TrendsIR,
  title={Trends in Regional Inequality in China},
  author={Tianlun Jian and J. Sachs and Andrew M. Warner},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  year={1996}
}
In this paper, we examine the tendency towards convergence in real per-capita income among the provinces of China during the period 1952–1993. Real incomes in Chinese provinces did not display strong convergence or divergence during the initial phase of central planning, 1952–1965. During the cultural revolution, 1965–1978, regional inequality widened, as Socialist planning favored the already richer industrial regions at the expense of the poorer agricultural regions. It was only after market… Expand
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