Poverty Profile of the People's Republic of China discusses the characteristics of poverty and the history of the fight against in the People's Republic of China (PRC) from 1978 to current times. Exciting developments have taken place in diagnosing, measuring, and reducing poverty, but these have been largely the preserve of a narrow band of professionals - specialized public servants, aid practititioners, economists, statisticians, and sociologists. This is a background reader aimed at spreading this knowledge to a wider audience with varied interests and occupational skills. The increased awareness of poverty and its dynamics that this Profile offers can serve as additional filter for decision makers whose actions add to the economic and social development and foster pro-poor growth in the PRC.
The Profile was compiled during a dynamic period of domestic policy development in the PRC under which the leadership placed more emphasis on fighting poverty and extended the official veiw of poverty to the urban poor.
- Execuitve Summary
- Understanding Rural Povery in the PRC
- The Fight Against Rural Poverty
- Understanding Urban Poverty
- The Fight Against Urban Poverty
- Vulnerable Groups in Rural and Urban Areas
- Conclusions and Recommendations