The Urban Dibao: Guarantee for Minimum Livelihood or for Minimal Turmoil?
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In China, we allow some people to become rich first through their own efforts, but an excessive income gap will destabilize social order, and is something that needs government attention…The side effects of this huge gap are mainly seen in the following… aspects. First, as earnings increase, living standards have been generally raised, but low-income groups are slow to reap the rewards of this prosperity for a number of reasons. In the long term, this will trigger emotional dissatisfaction and affect social stability… (D. Wang, 2007)
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