Series Vol. 23 , 13 September 2023
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China has been burdened with the issue of income inequality which has been an ongoing conundrum for many decades in the vast majority of the world. Urbanization, which at first glance may seem like the ultimate solution may not provide the adequate effects many believe it brings forth. This raises the question: how does urbanization affect income inequality and specifically in China? While urbanization was thought to have been a way to mitigate this problem it has in turn further harmed the most vulnerable stakeholders, those on the lower receiving end. In order to effectively benefit and accurately pinpoint where the theories and reality differ, it is crucial this question is answered. This paper will take the analyses and data collected from various studies. An explanation of the initial perspective on urbanization will be brought up followed by the studies of the current situation and polished up with a discussion and some suggestions for the future.
urbanization, income inequality, effect
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The datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study will be available from the authors upon reasonable request.