China's Provincial Growth Dynamics

Author/Editor:

Jahangir Aziz ; Christoph Duenwald

Publication Date:

January 1, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

China's rapid overall growth since 1978 masks significant differences in relative economic performance across its provinces. This paper finds that, while per capita income of poor provinces are catching up with those in the rich, the relative income distribution appears to be stratifying into a bimodal distribution--the costal provinces grativating toward one mode, and the remaining provinces toward the other--with economic structure and policies playing important roles in the growth dynamics.

Series:

Working Paper No. 01/3

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 1, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451841909/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0032001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

22

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