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Because the past due Nineteen Seventies, China has skilled the main speedy social and monetary adjustments in international heritage. Over 2 hundred million rural population have been lifted out of absolute poverty and hundreds of thousands grew to become wealthier than the typical city resident.This publication deals an authoritative and in-depth research of the social and fiscal adjustments that experience swept during the chinese language nation-state. subject matters lined contain: land tenure and rural labour, social welfare, poverty relief, rural resettlement, nutrition defense, common source administration and rural industrialization.

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15 Mean Var. 1050 Mean Var. 32 Rural development in transitional china 40 Total 1440 cluster 4 Source: Authors’ processing of Abstract of the First National Agricultural Census of China [1998]. FIGURE 9 COUNTIES CLUSTERS INSIDE THE FOUR MACROAGRICULTURAL AREAS The Agricultural Census shows that there is a decreasing importance of persons active in agriculture, commensurate with the economic development of the different provinces. The proportion of persons engaged in agriculture in total in the main municipalities is less than 40 per cent (Shanghai and Beijing), and less than 60 per cent in most provinces of the eastern part.

We have used for this elaboration the CLUSTER procedure of SAS system. We have used for this elaboration the FASTCLUS procedure of SAS system. In particular, first we used a hierarchical approach, through the Ward Minimum Variance and Average Linkage Clustering methods, in order to choose the number of groups of provinces. The results of the analysis show four or five clusters. Then we applied the non-hierarchical method—according to the statistics (pseudo F statistics and Cubic clustering criterion)—and we chose four clusters.

On the one hand they include also state taxes, and on the other hand different raised funds (jizi) and apportionments (tanpai). Altogether, the tiliu officially demanded from the peasants therefore constitutes four parts: 1. For the state: 7 agricultural tax, tax for the occupied (agricultural) surface area, special agricultural products tax, irrigation and electricity fees, fees for the trans-provincial and trans-county major hydraulic works. 2. For the township: the five tongchou, that is to say, education supplement, social help, family planning, collective transportation, and militia exercises.

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