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Rural and Urban Income Inequality and Poverty: Does Convergence between Sectors Offset Divergence within Them?

Robert Eastwood and Michael Lipton

in Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271412
eISBN:
9780191601255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271410.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Explores recent trends in developing and transitional economies in rural–urban, rural, and urban inequality of income and poverty risk, and the offsetting trends in inequality hypothesis (OTI), which ... More


Widening Gap of Educational Opportunity? A Study of the Changing Patterns of Educational Attainment in China

Min‐Dong Paul Lee

in Inequality and Growth in Modern China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535194
eISBN:
9780191715730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535194.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter conveys a dynamic account of educational inequality in China during the last decade. It finds that younger students all over China are benefiting from the recent expansion of education. ... More


Under Pressure: Urban Bias and External Forces

Jeremy L. Wallace

in Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199378982
eISBN:
9780199379019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378982.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The final section of the book returns to the cross-national level of analysis account for variation in urban bias across nondemocracies. The book’s overall argument claims that urban bias has ... More


The Capitalist Boom: 1980–2008

Ho-fung Hung

in The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164184
eISBN:
9780231540223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164184.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Chapter 3 exposits how the legacies of East Asian capitalism and those of Mao's socialism combine to fuel the China boom. The chapter also discusses how the China boom derives most of its energy from ... More


Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China

Jeremy Wallace

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199378982
eISBN:
9780199379019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378982.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Cities bring together masses of people, allow them to communicate and hide, and transform private grievances into political causes, often erupting in urban protests that can destroy regimes. The ... More


Introduction

Jeremy L. Wallace

in Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199378982
eISBN:
9780199379019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378982.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The first chapter introduces three puzzles—the longevity of the CCP, China’s comparative lack of slums, and China’s recent fiscal shift away from urban bias—linked by geography. People’s locations ... More


Social Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Reflections on Policy Challenges

Joachim von Braun

in Social Security in Developing Countries

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198233008
eISBN:
9780191678967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233008.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter deals with the formal elements of social-security provision, as these may form important building blocks of social-security systems in the long run. It points out that for a considerable ... More


The State and Rural Development in East Asia

Kristen E. Looney

in Mobilizing for Development: The Modernization of Rural East Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748844
eISBN:
9781501748868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748844.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the state and rural development in East Asia. In many developing countries, ruling elites pursue industrial development at the expense of the rural ... More


Rural Development in Taiwan, 1950s–1970s

Kristen E. Looney

in Mobilizing for Development: The Modernization of Rural East Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748844
eISBN:
9781501748868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748844.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines Taiwan's impressive record of rural development. In Taiwan, the defeated Kuomintang regime (KMT or Chinese Nationalist Party) sought to regain control of mainland China by ... More


Conclusion: The Rural Developmental State

Kristen E. Looney

in Mobilizing for Development: The Modernization of Rural East Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748844
eISBN:
9781501748868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748844.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This concluding chapter assesses what lessons can be drawn from the East Asian experience of rural development. While rural development, like industrial development, was a state-led phenomenon in ... More


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