A Study on the Causes and Measurement Indicators for Income Inequality in China
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- Income inequality; China; Gini coefficient; Happiness inequality
China declared the total eradication of absolute poverty in the country in 2021. In this context, the situation of income inequality within China has come under renewed scrutiny and discussion. This article discusses the history of income inequality in China and the sources of the system. At the same time, the paper analyses the shortcomings of the Gini coefficient in depicting income inequality in China and the reasons for this. Finally, the paper proposes a model that may better describe the current state of income inequality in China. Since the Gini index is flawed in describing a sample as large and complex as China, introducing a model that takes more factors into account to describe income inequality in China can be a solution.
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TY - CONF AU - Ziyuan Fang PY - 2022 DA - 2022/04/08 TI - A Study on the Causes and Measurement Indicators for Income Inequality in China BT - Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts (SSHA 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 263 EP - 267 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220401.053 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220401.053 ID - Fang2022 ER -