China's War against the Many Faces of Poverty
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China's War against the Many Faces of Poverty : Towards a new long march

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China's War against the Many Faces of Poverty measures multidimensional poverty in China and deprivation related to income, education, health issues, living standards and social security. The book adopts a well-developed methodology using three different empirical datasets to analyse aspects of regional diversity across rural and urban andã migrant populations of China. ã The book also analyses the links between development policies considered by the government and the various facets of poverty in light of rapid economic growth and addresses important policy implications. In the existing literature, in-depth research on multidimensional poverty in China is almost non-existent. This book is a pioneer study in this important field of research. With its innovative approach in concepts and methodologies and in its analysis of policy implications make this book a definitive and valuable addition to the literature.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 346 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 25.4mm | 666g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 35 Line drawings, black and white; 179 Tables, black and white; 35 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138819603
  • 9781138819603

About Jing Yang

Jing Yang is Lecturer at Jiangxi Agricultural University, China. Pundarik Mukhopadhaya is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Macquarie University, Australia.show more

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'The combination of the use of multiple datasets and the multidimensional approach to poverty measurement allows the authors broad coverage in investigating poverty in China over the last decade. The book is written in a self-contained fashion, with details given in the first three chapters on both the multidimensional poverty measurement framework, as well as the policy-climate in China, thus making the book accessible to those who are not specialised in either aspects. [...] Overall, the book can be used to gain a bird's eye view of non-income aspects of poverty in China over the last decade and readers can focus on the results from sections that are of specific interest to them.' - The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Volume 25, Issue 8. 'This book evaluates various dimensions of poverty in different regions of China and examines the multidimensional poverty statuses and trends so as to point out several target indicators, such as health care and education, which require government attention. As a whole, the book offers a number of clear points on China's multidimensional poverty and provides some valuable policy suggestions for poverty alleviation in China. This book is accessible to a broad range of readers, including academics and business people, especially policy-makers. It will benefit those who are interested in multidimensional poverty in general and in China's income inequality in particular.' - Economic Record, Volume 93, Issue 301, p346-348show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Multidimensional Poverty 3. Income Destitution in China and Government Attempts to Combat it 4. The Measurement of Multidimensional Poverty in China 5. Trends in Multidimensional Poverty and the Determination of Key Indicators in Rural, Urban and Regional China 6. Analysis of the Multidimensional Poverty of Migrants in Comparison with Rural and Urban Groups (2002-2010) 7. Conclusionshow more