• ISSN: 2010-023X
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
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IJTEF 2012 Vol.3(4): 311-315 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2012.V3.218

The Inequality of the Provinces in China: A Productivity Analysis

S. G. Chan
Abstract—This paper intends to address the issue of the inequality in the economy development in China with the use of Total Factor Productivity in analyzing the productivity and efficient used of resources. The study focuses on regional analysis to determine the inequality patterns among the provinces in China with the objective to address the issues of inequality among the provinces in China which my dampened the economic development in the country. The sample of the study consist of 30 provinces in China starts from year 1978 to 2008 in order to investigate the economic efficiency and productivity change of the Chinese’s economy after the China reformation in 1978. The results show that the Eastern region is relatively more efficient as compared to the Western and Central region in China. Results further found that the main contributor of economic inefficiency in China is mainly due to pure technical inefficiency. The technological change plays is found to play an important role in providing a road for sustainable economy development in China.

Index Terms—Productivity change, economy efficiency, inequality, Malmquist Index, China.

S. G. Chan is a senior lecturer in Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (e-mail: sokgee@um.edu.my).


Cite:S. G. Chan, "The Inequality of the Provinces in China: A Productivity Analysis," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.3, no.4, pp. 311-315, 2012.

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