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Economic–Social Interaction in China

Reprint No. 2008:3

Author(s): Assar LindbeckYear: 2008 Title: Economics of Transition Volume (No.): 16 (1) Pages: 113–139


This paper analyzes economic-social interaction in China in connection with the country's change of economic system. I define an economic system in terms of a multi-dimensional vector of broad institutional characteristics, and I emphasize that important features of the social development are closely related to specific changes in these various dimensions. I classify China's options for future social improvements into three broad categories: (i) policies that improve the stability and distribution of factor income; (ii) government-created wedges between factor income and disposable income; and (iii) improvements in the quantity, quality and distribution of human services, such as education and healthcare.


Reference:
Lindbeck, Assar (2008), "Economic–Social Interaction in China". Economics of Transition 16(1), 113–139.

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