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Regional Poverty Targeting in China.

Abstract:

We evaluate the effectiveness of regional targeting in China’s large-scale poverty alleviation program begun in 1986 by analyzing a panel data set of all counties in China for the period 1981–1995. Estimates of models of poor county designation and poverty fund allocation and newly defined targeting gap and targeting error measures show that political factors have affected targeting and that leakage has increased while coverage has improved. Only one of the three main programs is progressive....

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/S0047-2727(01)00108-6

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Albert Park More by this author
Sangui Wang More by this author
Ford Foundation More from this funder
Henry Luce Foundation More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Science B.V.
Journal:
Journal of Public Economics Journal website
Volume:
86
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2002-10-05
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uuid:1dcf4cbc-e979-4e84-9f0b-4a6f75eb5709
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15134
Language:
English

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