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View Resource How does public spending affect growth and poverty? The experience of China

This paper, submitted to the Second Annual Global Development Network Conference in December 2000, by Sheggen Fan, Linxiu Zhang, and Xiaobo Zhang, reports that, in the past two decades, the number of poor in China has dropped from 260 million people in 1978 to 50 million in 1997. "How does public spending affect growth and poverty" examines the role of public funding in this decline. The authors...