Introduction to the Special Section: Poverty and Inequality in China


  • The author wishes to thank the anonymous referees for their detailed and timely reports, which were invaluable in shaping up the papers included in this Special Section. I owe a great deal to Janis Vehmaan-Kreula of UNU-WIDER, Project Assistant, who provided tremendous help in running the project. Finally, I am grateful to Adam Swallow and Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen for their assistance in producing this Special Section.

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