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The dynamics of income inequality: the case of China in a comparative perspective

Abstract:

We compare household income panel data from China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Consistent with previous research, we show that income is more unequally distributed in China than in the three Western countries. But China also has a higher level of intra-generational income mobility. Because mobility tends to have an income-equalizing effect, the snapshot measures of inequality overstate the true level of inequality in China to a greater degree than they do for the other...

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

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10.1093/esr/jcz016

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
Nuffield
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-3633-5246
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
European Sociological Review Journal website
Volume:
35
Issue:
3
Pages:
431–446
Publication date:
2019-04-03
Acceptance date:
2019-03-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-2672
ISSN:
0266-7215
Pubs id:
pubs:987785
URN:
uri:d6fda0ee-1d42-4c0b-bc5d-c2d771919a5f
UUID:
uuid:d6fda0ee-1d42-4c0b-bc5d-c2d771919a5f
Local pid:
pubs:987785
Language:
English

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