OECD Rural Policy Reviews OECD Rural Policy Reviews: China: (Edition complète ‐ ISBN 9789264059573 ‐ en angl. seulement)
Despite substantial improvements in standards of living, the Chinese countryside is largely lagging behind. Rural‐urban disparities in income and services and subsequent migration trends pose great challenges to sound development. This report analyses the key socio‐economic forces at work in China's rural areas and discusses the current government strategy for rural development. It argues that in order to bridge rural‐urban divides the current policy approach needs to go further in recognising rural‐urban complementarities beyond agriculture and that food‐security targets need to be balanced with wider rural development objectives.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2009-05-01