China's War against the Many Faces of Poverty measures multidimensional poverty in China and deprivation related to income, education, health issues, living standards and social security. The book adopts a well-developed methodology using three different empirical datasets to analyse aspects of regional diversity across rural and urban and migrant populations of China.
The book also analyses the links between development policies considered by the government and the various facets of poverty in light of rapid economic growth and addresses important policy implications.
In the existing literature, in-depth research on multidimensional poverty in China is almost non-existent. This book is a pioneer study in this important field of research. With its innovative approach in concepts and methodologies and in its analysis of policy implications make this book a definitive and valuable addition to the literature.
Jing Yang is Lecturer at Jiangxi Agricultural University, China. Pundarik Mukhopadhaya is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Macquarie University, Australia.
1. Introduction 2. Multidimensional Poverty 3. Income Destitution in China and Government Attempts to Combat it 4. The Measurement of Multidimensional Poverty in China 5. Trends in Multidimensional Poverty and the Determination of Key Indicators in Rural, Urban and Regional China 6. Analysis of the Multidimensional Poverty of Migrants in Comparison with Rural and Urban Groups (2002-2010) 7. Conclusion