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Article: Poverty incidence and concentration in different social groups in urban China, a case study of Nanjing

TitlePoverty incidence and concentration in different social groups in urban China, a case study of Nanjing
Authors
KeywordsNanjing
Poverty Concentration
Poverty Incidence
Urban China
Issue Date2008
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cities
Citation
Cities, 2008, v. 25 n. 3, p. 121-132 How to Cite?
AbstractBased on a large-scale household survey conducted in Nanjing in 2005, this study aims to provide a better understanding of poverty incidence in a contemporary Chinese city, as well as poverty concentration in different social groups. This study reveals a much higher and more realistic poverty incidence among working urban residents, unemployed/laid-off urban residents and rural migrants than the official statistics suggest. To understand poverty concentration in different social groups, the 1370 cases are classified into various categories by hukou status, number of unemployed family members, age, educational attainment and occupation of the head of the household as well as housing tenure. These groups are further categorized into urban households without unemployed, urban households with unemployed, and rural migrants. We compared three types of poverty measures (i.e. FGT indices, the sense of deprivation, and MLSS coverage rate), are compared across different social groups to show different patterns of poverty concentration, in particular the variation in three types of households. This study has multiple policy implications for alleviating poverty in urban China. First, it identifies a huge gap in the existing social safety net. Second, it recognizes several social groups that endure multiple disadvantages and several groups that are unprotected by a social safety net. Third, it confirms the enduring and widening urban-rural division, and suggests that rural migrants remain outside the urban society in terms of both living conditions and social welfare provision. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/183453
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.051
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.422
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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorWu, Fen_US
dc.contributor.authorWebster, Cen_US
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dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationCities, 2008, v. 25 n. 3, p. 121-132en_US
dc.identifier.issn0264-2751en_US
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dc.description.abstractBased on a large-scale household survey conducted in Nanjing in 2005, this study aims to provide a better understanding of poverty incidence in a contemporary Chinese city, as well as poverty concentration in different social groups. This study reveals a much higher and more realistic poverty incidence among working urban residents, unemployed/laid-off urban residents and rural migrants than the official statistics suggest. To understand poverty concentration in different social groups, the 1370 cases are classified into various categories by hukou status, number of unemployed family members, age, educational attainment and occupation of the head of the household as well as housing tenure. These groups are further categorized into urban households without unemployed, urban households with unemployed, and rural migrants. We compared three types of poverty measures (i.e. FGT indices, the sense of deprivation, and MLSS coverage rate), are compared across different social groups to show different patterns of poverty concentration, in particular the variation in three types of households. This study has multiple policy implications for alleviating poverty in urban China. First, it identifies a huge gap in the existing social safety net. Second, it recognizes several social groups that endure multiple disadvantages and several groups that are unprotected by a social safety net. Third, it confirms the enduring and widening urban-rural division, and suggests that rural migrants remain outside the urban society in terms of both living conditions and social welfare provision. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/citiesen_US
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dc.subjectNanjingen_US
dc.subjectPoverty Concentrationen_US
dc.subjectPoverty Incidenceen_US
dc.subjectUrban Chinaen_US
dc.titlePoverty incidence and concentration in different social groups in urban China, a case study of Nanjingen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cities.2008.02.001en_US
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