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Data you need to know about China

Research Report of China Household Finance Survey•2012

Gan, L., Yin, Z., Jia, N., Xu, S., Ma, S., Zheng, L.

2014, XV, 172 p. 168 illus., 17 illus. in color.

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  • The first and the only nationally representative survey so far on household finance in China
  • Covering 29,000 individuals, 8,438 households, 320 communities, 25 provinces/ municipalities
  • Provides high-quality and well-analyzed data for academic research and policy making
  • China’s Gini stands at 0.61 according to the survey - a large income and wealth disparity

Since the beginning of the 21st century, China has been experiencing a dramatically rapid economic development. What is the real life of Chinese people like under China’s steady GDP fast growth? How rich are the rich and how poor are the poor? This book provides first-hand data on standards of living in Chinese households, which may help to answer the above questions.

  • The Survey and Research Center for China Household Finance conducted the first and only nationally representative survey on household finance in China in 2011.
  • The China Household Finance Survey (CHFS) collected the micro-level information of Chinese households’ demographics, housing and financial assets, debt and credit constraints, income and expenditures, social welfare and insurance, intergenerational transfer payments, employment and payment habits.
  • Readers will receive a vivid picture of wealth disparity, real estate market developments, social welfare status, household financial behaviors and other economic issues in today’s China.

The China Household Finance Survey has a guiding significance for a realistic strategy adjustment and is also a major breakthrough in the subject’s development at universities.
Li Daokui, Professor at Tsinghua University.

The China Household Finance Survey (CHFS) is an in-house interview survey with a large influence in China. The CHFS's sample includes both urban and rural households, which is very important to the study of the overall household finance of China. Hongbin Li, Economist, Professor of Tsinghua University.

Research Report of China Household Finance Survey•2012 bridges a major gap in the household finance field in China, and will have far-reaching academic and policy-making implications.
Liu Yuzhen, Professor at Peking University.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Assets - China - Household Finance - Housing - Income disparity - Social welfare - Survey

Related subjects » Financial Economics

Table of contents 

Survey design.- Household demographics and work characteristics.- Non-financial assets.- Household financial assets.- Household debts.- Insurance and social welfare.- Expenditure and income.- Household wealth.

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