Empirical Analysis on Income Inequality of Chinese Residents

  • Yunbo Zhou
  • Yan Qin

Part of the Gu Shutang Academic Fund of Economics book series (GSAFE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Yunbo Zhou, Yan Qin
    Pages 1-14
  3. Yunbo Zhou, Yan Qin
    Pages 151-164
  4. Yunbo Zhou, Yan Qin
    Pages 177-188
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 189-204

About this book


The subject of this book is discussing the income inequality of Chinese residents, its change and the factors that impact it. In this book all kinds of quantitative methods, including decomposing Gini Coefficients method, Fei-Ranis method, two-sectors model and other econometric models. Some special features are that in this book, a two-sectors model was set up to analyze the impact of population migration from urban areas to rural areas on income inequality of total residents, and the inverted U hypothesis was tested by time-series regression model. The inverted U hypothesis is supported by the change of income inequality of Chinese total residents which is different from the conclusion of present reaches. In additional, the impact of rent-seeking income on inequality was discussed, an economic mode was founded to explain the causes of rent-seeking activities in China’s present stage.


Chinese Residents Gini Coefficients Income Inequality Inverted-U hypothesis Rent-seeking Income

Authors and affiliations

  • Yunbo Zhou
    • 1
  • Yan Qin
    • 2
  1. 1.Tibet University, Nankai Institute of EconomicsNankai UniversityTianjinChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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