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Poverty and Inequality among Chinese Minorities (RoutledgeCurzon Studies on the Chinese Economy)

Poverty and Inequality among Chinese Minorities (RoutledgeCurzon Studies on the Chinese Economy)

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The number of poor people in China is huge, despite recent economic advances. The minorities in China constitute less than ten per cent of the entire population, yet they represent forty to fifty per cent of the absolute poor. This compelling book investigates the problem of poverty and inequality in among Chinese ethnic, focusing in particular on two important questions: Have the minorities shared the fruits of spectacular economic growth in China during the past two decades? Is their backwardness due to ethnic and cultural factors or to extremely low incomes?

The authors examine the different factors explaining poverty, the relationship between poverty and ethnicity, poverty indicators that permit a comparison between minorities and non-minorities (or the Han majority), economic and demographic characteristics of minorities and their educational, occupational and gender profiles. They considers whether special measures in favor of minorities introduced by the Chinese Government have contributed to animprovement in their standard of living. International comparisons are made with other developing countries such as India, which also has substantial ethnic minorities and similar preferential policies.

Poverty and Inequality among Chinese Minorities gives new research findings and new thinking on a highly topical issue in Chinese development economics, which fills a gap in the existing economic literature.