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postgraduate thesis: The role of the middle class in the economic development of Chinese cities : a case study of Shanghai and Wuhan

TitleThe role of the middle class in the economic development of Chinese cities : a case study of Shanghai and Wuhan
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
John, D. A.. (2013). The role of the middle class in the economic development of Chinese cities : a case study of Shanghai and Wuhan. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5217451
AbstractThe Chinese middle class will be central to the continued sustainable development of China. This paper investigates the role of the middle class in the development of individual cities utilizing the Solow growth model. The paper breaks down the Solow growth model into the individual factors of production and calculates values for them over the period 2000 to 2010. Then using the data and the Cobb-Douglas production function shows that, for both Shanghai and Wuhan, total factor productivity is decreasing over the period. The size of the middle class in both cities is also calculated using a relative definition in order to compare its growth to the change in total factor productivity. The study shows that the middle class have yet to play a significant part in the economic development of Shanghai or Wuhan.
DegreeMaster of Arts in China Development Studies
SubjectMiddle class - China - Wuhan Shi
Middle class - China - Shanghai
Economic development - China - Wuhan Shi
Economic development - China - Shanghai
Dept/ProgramChina Development Studies
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/199869

 

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dc.contributor.authorJohn, Daniel Adam-
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-23T23:12:27Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-23T23:12:27Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationJohn, D. A.. (2013). The role of the middle class in the economic development of Chinese cities : a case study of Shanghai and Wuhan. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5217451-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/199869-
dc.description.abstractThe Chinese middle class will be central to the continued sustainable development of China. This paper investigates the role of the middle class in the development of individual cities utilizing the Solow growth model. The paper breaks down the Solow growth model into the individual factors of production and calculates values for them over the period 2000 to 2010. Then using the data and the Cobb-Douglas production function shows that, for both Shanghai and Wuhan, total factor productivity is decreasing over the period. The size of the middle class in both cities is also calculated using a relative definition in order to compare its growth to the change in total factor productivity. The study shows that the middle class have yet to play a significant part in the economic development of Shanghai or Wuhan.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.subject.lcshMiddle class - China - Wuhan Shi-
dc.subject.lcshMiddle class - China - Shanghai-
dc.subject.lcshEconomic development - China - Wuhan Shi-
dc.subject.lcshEconomic development - China - Shanghai-
dc.titleThe role of the middle class in the economic development of Chinese cities : a case study of Shanghai and Wuhan-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5217451-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Arts in China Development Studies-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineChina Development Studies-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5217451-
dc.date.hkucongregation2013-

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