The Quality of Growth and Poverty Reduction in China

  • Xiaolin Wang
  • Limin Wang
  • Yan Wang

Part of the International Research on Poverty Reduction book series (IRPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Xiaolin Wang, Limin Wang, Yan Wang
    Pages 1-9
  3. Xiaolin Wang, Limin Wang, Yan Wang
    Pages 11-28
  4. Xiaolin Wang, Limin Wang, Yan Wang
    Pages 29-54
  5. Xiaolin Wang, Limin Wang, Yan Wang
    Pages 55-67
  6. Xiaolin Wang, Limin Wang, Yan Wang
    Pages 69-77
  7. Xiaolin Wang, Limin Wang, Yan Wang
    Pages 79-88
  8. Xiaolin Wang, Limin Wang, Yan Wang
    Pages 89-105
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 107-118

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 role 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 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.


China Growth Poverty Quality of Growth

Authors and affiliations

  • Xiaolin Wang
    • 1
  • Limin Wang
    • 2
  • Yan Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.International Poverty Reduction Center in ChinaBeijingChina
  2. 2.The World BankWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Social Sciences Academic Press (China) and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-36345-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-36346-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-9781
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-979X
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