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The Trend of the Gini Coefficient of China


Jiandong Chen


Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Dai Dai


Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Ming Pu


Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) - Research Institute of Economics & Management

Wenxuan Hou


University of Edinburgh - Business School; European Corporate Governance Institute

Qiaobin Feng


affiliation not provided to SSRN

January 5, 2010

Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper No. 109

Abstract:     
The literature indicates the problems in the data to calculate the Gini coefficient of Chinese residents’ income. Although many studies have tried to overcome the problem by decomposing the nationwide Gini ratio into urban and rural ones, the final results have been underestimated as a result of the overlapped term or residual in the decomposition. This paper analyses the effects of the overlap term on calculating the overall Gini coefficient by taking a statistical approach, and estimates Chinese Gini ratios from 1978 to 2006. We identify income disparity between rural and urban inhabitants as the dominant factor of nationwide income inequality. In addition, statistical approaches are employed to evaluate the effects of the urbanisation and rural-to-urban average income on the income inequality of the whole nation. The results show that accelerating the pace of urbanisation is the crucial to mitigate Chinese income disparity.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 32

Keywords: income disparity, gini coefficient, China

JEL Classification: D31, L3

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Date posted: October 12, 2012  

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Chen, Jiandong and Dai, Dai and Pu, Ming and Hou, Wenxuan and Feng, Qiaobin, The Trend of the Gini Coefficient of China (January 5, 2010). Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper No. 109. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2161034 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2161034

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Jiandong Chen (Contact Author)
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics ( email )
55 Guanghuacun St,
Chengdu, Sichuan 610074
China
HOME PAGE: http://cjd.weebly.com
Dai Dai
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics ( email )
55 Guanghuacun St,
Chengdu, Sichuan 610074
China
Ming Pu
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) - Research Institute of Economics & Management ( email )
55 Guanghuacun Street
Chengdu, Sichuan 610074
China
Wenxuan Hou
University of Edinburgh - Business School ( email )
University of Edinburgh
29 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JS
United Kingdom
HOME PAGE: http://www.wenxuanhou.com
European Corporate Governance Institute ( email )
c/o ECARES ULB CP 114
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium
HOME PAGE: http://www.ecgi.org/members_directory/member.php?member_id=1417
Qiaobin Feng
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