Urban Poverty in China


A monograph on China's urban poverty based on the research findings of this project. Market reform has brought new forms of poverty to urban China, even while the standard of living of most urban residents has greatly improved. This research uses interviews with people in six cities to document their situation and to show how poverty is rooted in the failure of support systems in their neighborhoods and communities. It offers a stark evaluation of a system of inequalities that is only beginning to be addressed by state policy.


Wu, F., Webster, C., He, S., Liu, Y., China’s Urban Poverty, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK., 259 pp., ISBN: 9781847209696.

Urban Poverty in China

Published 1 January 2010