Poverty Reduction in China Research Paper by Quality Writers

Poverty Reduction in China
This paper discuses proposed policies for poverty reduction in China.
# 100628 | 1,630 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jan 16, 2008 in Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , Economics (Macro) , Economics (National)

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This paper stresses that, although many economists point to China's rapidly growing economy and decreasing poverty rate, the figures on poverty in the country are still alarming, especially in the rural areas. The author points out that policy measures focusing on local poor regions should include promoting growth of resource improvement, rural education, labor issues and health, especially as sickness issues are one of the primary factors driving China's rural poverty. The paper relates that the bulk of poverty reduction techniques for China should involve taxation, international aid and the abolishment of the vast rural-urban segmentation characteristic of China, a situation that is being exacerbated by China's growing industrialization. The paper includes several quotations.

Table of Contents:
Poverty in China: Background
Poverty in China: Important Issues for Address
Policy Measures for Improving China's Poverty

From the Paper:

"It is an unarguable fact that China's poverty problem is primarily rural. China is generally being effective in reducing its absolute poverty; however, relative poverty appears to be increasing. China's spread of poverty is highly regional. ... China's widening economic disparity is generally thought to exist owing to reform and structural changes within the nation that shifted "central planning to markets and from agriculture to manufacturing and services, and opening up to international trade and knowledge transfer." The nation showcases a distinctive lack of rural job opportunities under a climate of increasing industrialization."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Batson, Andrew & Oster, Shai. "China's Economic Miracle Leaves Poor Behind." The Globe and Mail, November 22, 2006, p. B10.
  • "China: Governance, Investment Climate, and Harmonious Society: Competitiveness Enhancements for 120 Cities in China." October 8, 2006. The World Bank Group. Date accessed: October 23, 2006. Available: <http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTCHINA/Resources/318862-1121421293578/120cities_en.pdf>
  • Sangui, Wang, Zhou, Li & Yanshun, Ren. "The 8-7 National Poverty Reduction Program in China - The National Strategy and Its Impact." 2004. A Case study from Reducing Poverty, Sustaining Growth - What Works, What Doesn't, and Why: A Global Exchange For Scaling Up Success. Date accessed: November 21, 2006. Available: <http://info.worldbank.org/etools/docs/reducingpoverty/case/33/fullcase/China%208-7%20Full%20Study.pdf>
  • "Western Poverty Reduction." The World Bank Group. 1997. Date accessed: October 21, 2006. Available: <http://www.worldbank.org.cn/English/content/696f1228214.shtml>.

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