China's Provincial Growth Dynamics

 
Author/Editor: Aziz, Jahangir ; Duenwald, Christoph
 
Publication Date: January 01, 2001
 
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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(s): Economic growth | China | Economic policy | Income distribution | China, People's Republic of

Author's Keyword(s): Provincial growth | convergence | twin peaks
 
English
Publication Date: January 01, 2001
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA0032001 Pages: 22
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