Income Inequality of China’s Urban Residents and the Factors Which Impact It

  • Yunbo Zhou
  • Yan Qin
Part of the Gu Shutang Academic Fund of Economics book series (GSAFE, volume 1)


This chapter is made up of four sections. Section 3.1 reviews the change of income distribution system in China’s urban area (including cities and towns) since its reform and opening up to the world. The analysis focuses on the dynamics of income inequality of urban residents. Sections 3.2 and 3.3 are devoted to analyzing main determinants of income inequality and its dynamics in light of income structure and household features, respectively. Section 3.4 looks into some macroscopic economic variables in terms of their influence on the change of urban residents’ income inequality.


Income Inequality Foreign Trade Gini Coefficient Urban Resident Total Income 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nankai University Tibet UniversityTianjinChina, People’s Republic
  2. 2.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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