China has experienced radical societal change since the initiation of the reform and openness programme in 1978. These changes have brought about significant income discrepancy between regions, social classes and generations; rendering the fair distribution of income an ever more important socio-economic question.
This book is a collection of eleven papers on the income distribution problem in Chinese society from 1978 to the early 21st century authored by Zhao Renwei, the former director of the Institute of Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The author examines the imbalance in income distribution in Chinese society from a socio-economic perspective and uses a myriad of examples to support his arguments while drawing conclusions as to ways forward for policy makers.
The book is an essential reference for students and scholars interested in social and economic reform in Chinese society. It will appeal additionally to policy makers concerned with the question of income distribution.
Table of Contents
1. Some trends of change of personal income distribution of laborers 2. Two Contrasting Phenomena in Current Income Distribution 3. Some Special Phenomena of Income Distribution in China's Transformation Period 4. Residents' Income Distribution in China: in Cities, Rural Areas and Regions 5. Widening of Chinese Residents' Income Gap and Cause 6. Context of the Income Gap among Chinese Residents 7. Building the Taxation Concept of "No Progress Means Retrogression" 8. Study of Property Distribution of Chinese Residents 9. Income Distribution, Property Distribution and Gradual Reform—In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the publication "Comparative Economic & Social Systems" 10. Significance of Attaching Importance to Residents' Property and Their Income 11. Focusing on Vertical Imbalance in Income Distribution
Zhao Renwei, member of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), president of Cairncross Economic Research Foundation, former director of Institute of Economics CASS and former chief editor of Economic Research Journal. He was also used to be a visiting scholar in St. Antony's College of Oxford University, Columbia University, University of California (UCR), University of Duisburg and All Souls College, Oxford since the 1980s. He has won the 1st, 2nd snd 6th Sun Yefang Fiscal Science Award.