This study sought to identify variables that impact financial decisions at the household level in both rural and urban regions in China. Additionally, it looked at the intersection of the Chinese economy and government, and the impact that these sectors may have on household consumption, saving, and borrowing. Government reforms and policies were taken into consideration to best review the literature. Relevant theories and literature were reviewed to determine variables of interest. To do this, four primary regression models were run using the Chinese Household Income Project (CHIP) survey dataset from 2013. With the cultural and historical context and the empirical model results, larger conclusions such as the gap between rural and urban regions, gender differences, and the presence of informal finance were demonstrated.
Chinese Studies; Economics; Global and International Studies
Sestito, Margaret, "Location Location Gender: How Variables Impact Household Head Financial Decisions in Rural and Urban Regions throughout China" (2018). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8278.
Arts and Humanities | East Asian Languages and Societies | Econometrics | Economic History | Economic Theory | Growth and Development | History | Income Distribution
Consumption, Income, Borrowing, Saving, Micro Finance, China, Rural, Urban, Gender, Household
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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