Institutional Change and Income Distribution

  • Keith Griffin
  • Kimberley Griffin


The rural areas of China are going through a period of major institutional reform.1 The Chinese People’s Commune, one of the great social inventions of the twentieth century, is being radically transformed in directions which only now are beginning to become clear. In assessing this transformation, however, it is important to maintain an historical perspective.


Income Distribution Institutional Change Gini Coefficient Dependency Ratio Production Team 
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Notes and References

  1. 2.
    Benedict Stavis, The Politics of Agricultural Mechanization in China (Cornell University Press, 1978) p. 39.Google Scholar
  2. Also see Vivienne Shue, Peasant China in Transition (University of California Press, 1980) chapter 4.Google Scholar
  3. 13.
    See Keith Griffin and Ashwani Saith, Growth and Equality in Rural China (published for the ILO by Maruzen: Singapore, 1981).Google Scholar

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  • Keith Griffin
  • Kimberley Griffin

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