9780754633136

Urbanization and Social Welfare in China

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  • ISBN13:

    9780754633136

  • ISBN10:

    0754633136

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-07-01
  • Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd

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Summary

This book provides an analysis of the welfare implications of China's urbanization, the development of the labour market including migration between rural and urban sectors, and natural and social environmental issues arising from urbanization. The book's coverage encompasses both academic and policy perspectives and brings together a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary overview of China's urbanization.

Table of Contents

List of Figures viii
List of Tables x
Foreword,
Robert W. Fogel
xiii
Introduction 1(10)
Aimin Chen, Gordon G. Liu and Kevin H. Zhang
PART I: URBANIZATION AND WELFARE PROGRAMS
1 Social Security Pension Reform in China
11(12)
Martin Feldstein
2 Forecasting the Demand for Health Care in OECD Nations and China
23(15)
Robert W. Fogel
3 Urban Health Insurance Reform: What Can We Learn from the Pilot Experiments?
38(25)
Gordon G. Liu, Peter Yuen, Teh-wei Hu, Ling Li and Xingzhu Liu
4 China's Urban Housing: Privatization and Market Integration
63(24)
Aimin Chen
5 Housing Investment and Consumption in Urban China
87(20)
Shunfeng Song, George S.-F. Chu and Xiangming Chen
6 Rural Reform and the Welfare Impact on Urban Workers: An Analytical Approach
107(34)
Jack W.Hou
PART II: URBANIZATION AND LABOR MARKET
7 Urban Unemployment and Segmented Labor Markets
141(26)
Aimin Chen
8 China's Urbanization Lag and its Economic Costs
167(13)
Gene H. Chang
9 Migration and Urbanization
180(19)
Kevin Honglin Zhang and Shunfeng Song
10 Rural Industrialization and Internal Migration in China
199(20)
Zai Liang, Yiu P. Chen and Yanmin Gu
11 The Determinants of Job Choice by Rural Labor Migrants in Shanghai
219(36)
Kenneth D. Roberts
PART III: URBANIZATION AND INCOME DISPARITIES
12 Rural-Urban Income Disparity: Impact of Growth, Allocative Efficiency and Local Growth Welfare
255(14)
Ding Lu
13 Explaining Unequal Distribution of Economic Growth among China Provinces: Geography or Policy?
269(38)
Sylvie Démurger Jeffrey D. Sachs, Wing Thye Woo, Shuming Bao and Gene H. Chang
14 Urban Poverty and Inequality in the Era of Reforms
307(18)
Cheng Fang, Xiaobo Zhang and Shenggen Fan
PART IV: URBANIZATION AND ENVIRONMENT
15 Urbanization and the Impact on Health Ind Environment: A Tale of Two Cities
325(26)
Chaoyang Peng, Xiaodong Wu and Gordon G. Liu
16 Urbanization and Energy in China: Issues and Implications
351 (21)
David F. Gates and Jason Z. Yin
17 Rural Worker Migration and City Transient Crime
372 (17)
Hong Lu and Shunfeng Song
List of Contributors 389(6)
Index 395

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