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The China Well-being (Minsheng) Development Report 2012


The China Well-being (Minsheng) Development Report 2012
Avoiding “Traps of Minsheng Development” in the Changing World

Author: Renwu Tang, Hongxin Wang, Jia Guo, Hongping Lian, et al.
Order No. 1097
ISBN-13: 9781931907941
ISBN-10: 1931907943
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books and Beijing Normal University Press
Pub Year: 2014
Language: English
Size: 7.5 x 9.5
Page: 393
Price: $149.95. You pay only $89.97 (after 40% discount).

Well-being (Minsheng in Chinese) is a major indicator of livelihood of a country. The book discusses the concepts and measurement of Minsheng in China, its gradualist model, achievements, and international contributions. This report identifies three major traps regarding the development of well-being, and suggests ways to avoid such traps.

China needs to adopt a gradualist strategy which emphasizes the consistency between economic growth and the development of well-being. Olivary structure of society is required to reduce income disparity. The legal framework and institutionalization in terms of well-being development should also be enhanced. In addition, China should play a more active role in international arena to improve the well-being development.

“The Report of Minsheng Development Index in China 2012” indicates that China has experienced exponential grow of well-being from 1995 to 2010. The overall trend is characterized by three main aspects. First, the ranking of Development Index concentrates highly. In accordance with the index from high to low, it shows “Eastern-Northeast-Central-Western” from strong to weak ladder-type distribution trends. Second, some provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) show exceptional ranking trends in their areas. Third, the rankings show strong correlation between the regional economic strength and the development of well-being.

Prof. Renwu Tang is the dean of the School of Management and Academy of Government of Beijing Normal University (BNU). He is an expert in administrative efficiency and history of economic thoughts. He has led the team to publish three annual reports on Minsheng research. Hongxin Wang is an associate professor at China Academy of Social Management, BNU. His expertise is institutional economics and public policy. Jia Guo is an assistant professor at the School of Management and Academy of Government, BNU. Her research focused on public policy of environmental management. Hongping Lian is an assistant professor at the School of Management and Academy of Government, BNU. Her research area is social policy focusing on land and housing.

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