Chinese Household Income Project Series

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.

The Chinese Household Income Project collected data in 1988, 1995, 2002, and 2007. ICPSR holds data from the first three collections. Data collected in 2007 are available through the China Institute for Income Distribution.

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2015
Cai, L.,  Liu, A.Y.C. . Wage determination and distribution in urban China and Vietnam: A comparative analysis. Journal of Comparative Economics. 43, (1), 186-203.
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Hu, A.,  Qian, Z. Educational homogamy and earnings inequality of married couples: Urban China, 1988-2007. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. 40, 1-15.
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Huang, J.,  Wu, S.,  Deng, S. Relative income, relative assets, and happiness in urban China. Social Indicators Research.
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Maasoumi, E.,  Xu, T. Weights and substitution degree in multidimensional well-being in China. Journal of Economic Studies. 42, (1), 4-19.
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2015
Myers, Samuel,  Sai, Ding . The effects of disability on earnings in China and the United States. Review of Disability Studies. 9, (4), 39-61.
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Sonoda, Tadashi,  Mishra, Ashok . Production Function Estimation Using Cross Sectional Data: A Partial Identification Approach. 2015 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
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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
Angelillo, Nicola . Vulnerability to poverty in China: A subjective poverty line approach. Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies. 12, (4), 315-331.
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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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