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Social determinants of household wealth and income in urban China

Author(s): Jin, Y.; Xie, Yu

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Abstract: Using data from a nationwide household survey—the China Family Panel Studies—we study how social determinants—political and market factors—are associated with wealth and income among urban households in China. Results indicate that both political and market factors contribute significantly to a household’s economic wellbeing, but the political premium is substantially greater in wealth than in income. Further, political capital has a larger effect on the accumulation of housing assets, while market factors are more influential on the accumulation of non-housing assets. We propose explanations for these findings.
Publication Date: 1-Apr-2017
Citation: Jin, Y, Xie, Y. (2017). Social determinants of household wealth and income in urban China. Chinese Journal of Sociology, 3 (2), 169 - 192. doi:10.1177/2057150X17695689
DOI: doi:10.1177/2057150X17695689
ISSN: 2057-150X
EISSN: 2057-1518
Pages: 169 - 192
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Chinese Journal of Sociology
Version: Final published version. This is an open access article.

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