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China's increasing inequality of wealth: Piketty with Chinese characteristics?

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John Knight, LI Shi and WAN Haiyuan The inequality of wealth in China has increased rapidly in recent years. China presents a fascinating case study of how inequality of household wealth increases as economic reform takes place, marketisation occurs, and capital accumulates. Wealth inequality and its growth are measured and decomposed using data from two national sample surveys of the China Household Income Project (CHIP) relating to 2002 and 2013. An attempt is made to explain the rising wea...

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University of Oxford
Series:
Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2018-11-29
Paper number:
862
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1143519
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2020-12-14

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