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McKinley, Terry and Griffin, Keith (1993) 'The Distribution of Land in Rural China.' Journal of Peasant Studies, 21 (1). pp. 71-84.

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The article contains data on landholdings from a nationwide sample survey of 10,258 rural households in China in 1988. Analysis of the data reveals that the distribution of land in physical units is relatively equal by international standards and that the distribution of land value is exceptionally equal. Moreover, the distribution of landed wealth compensates for inequalities in the distribution of other rural assets and as a consequence the distribution of total wealth is remarkably equal. However, land is not an important determinant of income. The landless are not necessarily poor nor are the large landholders necessarily rich.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies > Centre for Development, Policy and Research (CDPR)
ISSN: 17439361
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 07 May 2008 10:58

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