¿This book addresses and compensates for the lack of poverty measurement research in China. With regard to the multi-dimensional measurement of poverty, it is clear that the situation of Chinese farmers is problematic in terms of five major aspects: sanitation facilities, health insurance, durable consumer goods, productive assets and modern fuels.
Based on these criteria, the book provides a clear direction for policy intervention to comprehensively improve farmers¿ standard of living and tackle the key problems of poverty alleviation and development in the region. In addition, its analysis of poverty among ethnic minorities, the elderly and children offers valuable reference material for poverty alleviation and the development of special groups.
Dr WANG Xiaolin, Deputy Dean and Professor of the Institute for Six-Sector Economy, Fudan University, member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the Leading Group on Poverty Alleviation and Development of the State Council, P. R. China. His main research areas including: innovation and international development, poverty governance and measurement, public service, industry convergence and the digital economy. He has served as Deputy Director-General of the Information Center of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, China. He has also served as a consultant to international organizations such as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, WFP, UNOSSC, UNESCAP and UNICEF, and the coordinator of the China-OECD/DAC Study Group, Steering Committee member of Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN).