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Interpreting overall inequality in China: The roles of physical capital, human capital and social capital
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2080-6859
2013 (English)In: Regional Science Inquiry, ISSN 1791-5961, Vol. 5, no 2, 145-150 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the relationship between overall inequality in China and the contributions of physical capital, human capital and social capital. The investment in physical capital tends to enlarge overall inequality while human capital helps to reduce the inequality. Human capital appears to be more influential than physical capital in overall inequality reduction in the research period. Social capital (people's social networks) however, does not seem to exert any impact on overall inequality in the post-reform era. Possible policy implications of these results are that measures should be taken to pursue more even distributed investment of physical capital and to increase people's education in order to reduce overall inequality in China.

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2013. Vol. 5, no 2, 145-150 p.
Keyword [en]
Capital investment, China, Economic growth, Overall inequality
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Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-143609ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84892391484OAI: diva2:707671

QC 20140325

Available from: 2014-03-25 Created: 2014-03-25 Last updated: 2014-03-25Bibliographically approved

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