Urban poverty and its disadvantage in Chinese cities

The paper “Layoffs and Urban Poverty in the State-Owned Enterprise Communities” was presented by Dr. Zhiming Cheng in a parallel session during the GDN’s 13th Annual Conference. This paper analyses the perception and hardship suffered by the urban Chinese and looks to find effective policies that would pull back people to their communities.

It specifically examines urban poverty in China’s State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) communities where there exists a large concentration of laid- off workers. Dr. Cheng strongly implies that the official Minimum Living Standard Scheme (MLSS) as a monetary measure of well being has not yet been able to provide sufficient support for the poor, as a subjective poverty line approach shows that the MLSS undermines the needs of poor households.

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