social mobility

Harmonious Families, Different Standards

Adam Minter writes for Bloomberg about the two-pronged criteria established by Beijing’s All-China Women’s Federation for a model family award now known as the “Capital Harmonious Family” award. While the...

Inequality: China Keeps Gini in Bottle

While authorities reluctantly prepare to cough up formerly hidden data on air quality, Caixin reports on other figures the government has preferred to keep to itself. China’s Gini coefficient, a key measure of income...

In China, Elites Follow Different Rules

Foreign Policy’s Christina Larson contrasts the plight of young professionals in Beijing with the conspicuous consumption and misbehavior of the children of China’s elites, suggesting that an inequality of privilege...

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