Drivers of Income Inequality in China
|Autor:||Mgr. Xiao Chen|
|Rok:||2022 - letní|
|Vedoucí:|| Daniel Kolář MSc.
|Typ práce:|| Diplomová
|Abstrakt:||This thesis uses an empirical approach to examine the drivers of income inequality in
China, assuming income inequality to be a linear function of logarithmic per capita
income, the educational inequality as well as the percentage of population below
secondary, completing secondary, and completing tertiary education. It suggests that
growing income inequality is correlated to rising per capita income and educational
inequality, utilizing a micro survey data set of 25 provinces from 2010 to 2016 with a
one-year gap using the static fixed effects and random effects estimators, as well as a
dynamic generalized method of moments estimator. In contrast, the percentage of
population completing secondary education has a negative effect. The weighting factors
ensure that the data set is representative, and robust and sensitivity tests are applied.
The comparison of the EU and China’s results shows the features of developed and