This two-volume book addresses the economic transformation occurring in China at present. The author investigates China's domestic and international policies, the impact of these policies on economic growth, and their effect on the quality of life for the people of China. In the first volume, the author distinguishes between economic growth and sustainable economic development, and discusses China's current and past economic policies towards growth. Chapters also explore the structural transformation of China's economy and its increasingly consumer-oriented nature. The second volume looks more specifically at the result of domestic policies on the quality of life for people living in China. The author examines the distribution of income, the alleviation of poverty, the Chinese education system, and the environmental cost of economic growth. These volumes will be of particular interest to researchers and scholars concerned with China's emerging economic power.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
John Joshua taught Economics and Accounting at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for many years in Australia and China. He has separate PhDs in Sociology, Education, and Economics from Monash University, Melbourne University, and Deakin University, Australia. His research focuses on the economic, educational, and sociological implications of structural transformations occurring in emerging economies. He is author of The Contribution of Human Capital towards Economic Growth in China (Palgrave, 2015).
Table of Contents
Introduction.- 1. Balanced Path Development.- 2. Human Capital Formation and Transformation.- 3. The Distribution of Income.- 4. The Alleviation of Poverty.- 5. The Environmental Costs of Economic Growth Policies.- 6. Economic Development and the Quality of Life.- 7. Towards a Sustained Economic Development and Social Justice.- 8. Conclusion: The Opportunities and Challenges of a Sustainable Economic Development.