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ERIC Number: EJ1001032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Multidimensional Poverty in China: Findings Based on the CHNS
Yu, Jiantuo
Social Indicators Research, v112 n2 p315-336 Jun 2013
This paper estimates multidimensional poverty in China by applying the Alkire-Foster methodology to the China Health and Nutrition Survey 2000-2009 data. Five dimensions are included: income, living standard, education, health and social security. Results suggest that rapid economic growth has resulted not only in a reduction in income poverty but also in a reduction in multidimensional poverty in the last decade, both in terms of its prevalence and intensity. However, many challenges remain. There are wide disparities across provinces and between urban and rural areas, with poverty being 1.5 times higher in rural areas than in urban ones in 2009. Moreover, rising deprivation in education in rural and less developed provinces should also be a policymaking concern.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China