Central–provincial sharing of financial responsibilities for China's social safety-net

Hong Yu, Li Wang, Zhirong J Zhao

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Abstract

Using Chinese provincial panel data from 2004 to 2014, this paper describes the division of fiscal responsibilities in basic social assistance and services (BSAS): China's social safety-net programme. The results suggest that there has been a recentralization—provinces with weaker economic conditions rely more on central governmental transfers, showing signs of fiscal equalization. The authors did not find any evidence of ethnicity-based preferential treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-436
Number of pages10
JournalPublic Money and Management
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 19 2018

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Keywords

  • Dynamic panel data analysis
  • fiscal decentralization
  • inter-governmental fiscal relations
  • social welfare policy

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Central–provincial sharing of financial responsibilities for China's social safety-net. / Yu, Hong; Wang, Li; Zhao, Zhirong J.

In: Public Money and Management, Vol. 38, No. 6, 19.09.2018, p. 427-436.

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