Anti-poverty Policies for Special Poor Groups

  • Lixia Tang
Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)


The “Outline for Development-oriented Poverty Reduction for China’s Rural Areas (2011–2020)” proposed to incorporate the poverty alleviation and development of key groups into the planning, give priority to it in the arrangements of anti-poverty work on even ground and increase support for it. The key groups here mainly include ethnic minorities, the elderly, women, children and the disabled, who are vulnerable groups in society and an important part of the poor population in China. China has been concerned about these special groups in the large-scale poverty alleviation and development activities, but did not provide strong support for them, and the pro-poor policies have not paid much attention to the special nature of these groups. Whether these special groups can shake off poverty is the key to building a well-off society in an all-round way. At present, China has implemented the precise poverty alleviation strategy, the core of which is the accurate identification of the poor, careful analysis of the causes of poverty and classified measure implementation. Therefore, understanding the poverty situation of these special groups and summarizing the anti-poverty policies for these groups are of great practical significance to improving the accuracy and effectiveness of precise poverty alleviation.


Anti-poverty Work New Rural Cooperative Medical System (NRCMS) China Disabled Persons All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) Rural Social Pension Insurance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lixia Tang
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  1. 1.China Agricultural UniversityBeijingChina

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