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The purpose of the Chinese Household Income Project was to measure and estimate the distribution of personal income in both rural and urban areas of the People's Republic of China. The principal investigators based their definition of income on cash payments and on a broad range of additional components: payments in kind valued at market prices, agricultural output produced for self-consumption valued at market prices, the value of ration coupons and other direct subsidies, and the imputed value of housing. Data were collected through a series of questionnaire-based interviews conducted in rural and urban areas in 1988, 1995, and 2002. Individual respondents reported on their economic status, employment, level of education, sources of income, household composition, and household expenditures.

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2014
Alm, James,  Liu, Yongzheng . China's tax-for-fee reform and village inquality. Oxford Development Studies. 42, (1), 38-64.
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2014
Bishop, John A.,  Liu, Haiyong,  Qu, Zichong . Individual perceptions of distributional fairness in China. Comparative Economic Studies. 56, (1), 25-41.
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2014
Walder, Andrew G.,  He, Xiaobin . Public housing into private assets: Wealth creation in urban China. Social Science Research. 46, 85-99.
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2013
Alm, James,  Liu, Yongzheng . Did China's tax-for-fee reform improve farmers' welfare in rural areas?. Journal of Development Studies. 49, (4), 516-532.
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2013
Deng, Suo,  Huang, Jin,  Jin, Minchao,  Sherraden, Michael . Household assets, school enrollment, and parental aspirations for children's education in rural China: Does gender matter?. International Journal of Social Welfare.
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2013
Di Stefano, Enrica . Demographic trends and sustainability of the old-age security system in China. The Chinese Economy: Recent Trends and Policy Issues. Rome, Italy: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
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2013
Gao, Hang,  Marchand, Joseph,  Song, Tao . The supply and demand factors behind the relative earnings increases in Urban China at the turn of the 21st century. Comparative Economic Studies. 55, 121-143.
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2013
Sun, Yan . Fate or Opportunity? Impact of Family Background on Household Welfare in Rural China. Dissertation, Georgetown University.
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2013
Wei, Shang-Jin,  Zhang, Xiaobo . Immiserizing Growth: Some Evidence (from China with Hope for Love). Thesis, Columbia University.
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