Income Mobility in China: Main Questions, Existing Evidence, and Proposed Studies
Fields, Gary S.; Zhang, Shuang
The international literature presents studies of macro mobility (how much income mobility is there in the economy?) and micro mobility (which individuals experience movements of what magnitudes and what are the correlates of these movements?). In China too, both macro mobility and micro mobility studies have been conducted. This paper reviews the existing Chinese studies and proposes additional new work that can be carried out using Chinese panel data sets.
income mobility; China; macro mobility; micro mobility