Politics, Growth, and Inequality in Rural China: Does it Pay to Join the Party?

Morduch, J. & Sicular, T.
Journal of Public Economics 77 (3), September 2000, 331 - 346.

Presents survey data of the household incomes of local officials in northern China and their relation to market liberalization, increases in consumer demand and the provision of local public goods. Description of the rank-and-file bureaucrats; Political status in rural China; Survey data and economic setting; Effects of political variables on income levels; Analyses; Economic reform.

Wagner Faculty