International Research on Poverty Reduction

The Quality of Growth and Poverty Reduction in China

Authors: Wang, Xiaolin, Wang, Limin, Wang, Yan

  • The quality of growth is critical to sustaining progress on the planet
  • The book provides a critical message from China, one of the most important emerging powers with a far reaching impact on climate change and structural transformation
  • The book is a result of a country owned process, emphasizes pro-poor growth, equal opportunities, energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and environment protection
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About this book

The rapid growth over the past three decades has been instrumental in lifting over 600 million people in China out of poverty, and people want to know why and how it happened. International evidence has made it clear that a global economy based on current patterns of consumption and production is simply not sustainable. Policymakers have repeatedly been advised that economic growth, poverty reduction, equity, and environment and resource sustainability must be integrated into national development strategies. What about China? The principle limitation of existing China-focused economic studies lies in its imbalances from the perspective of analysis and the impact of growth on poverty and inequality. A limited number of studies are devoted to structural transformation and China’s structural imbalances, social disparities and the impact of science and technology on growth and productivity. This book addresses the alarming environmental consequences of China’s growth patterns within an overall quality growth framework. It contributes to the economic growth and development literature and current policy discourse on China by expanding the policy analysis to include several important new areas using the most recent data available. This includes analyzing the macroeconomic factors that underlie the need for China to advance its economic transformation; examining how social inequalities, including health, education and gender, have evolved and presenting the scale of environmental problems associated with China’s growth miracle. This report represents the first attempt to integrate the issue of environmental sustainability and climate change into the quality growth context, providing readers with a comprehensive account of China’s success and challenges in its three decades of rapid economic growth.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Wang, Xiaolin (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • China’s Miracle in Growth and Poverty Reduction

    Wang, Xiaolin (et al.)

    Pages 11-28

  • Explaining China’s Growth and Poverty Reduction Miracle

    Wang, Xiaolin (et al.)

    Pages 29-54

  • Why China Must Advance Transformation and Improve the Quality of Growth

    Wang, Xiaolin (et al.)

    Pages 55-67

  • Rising Income Inequality

    Wang, Xiaolin (et al.)

    Pages 69-77

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-36346-7
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-36345-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52395-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Quality of Growth and Poverty Reduction in China
Authors
Series Title
International Research on Poverty Reduction
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Social Sciences Academic Press (China) and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-36346-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-36346-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-36345-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52395-7
Series ISSN
2195-9781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 118
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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