Asset Building Financial Inclusion Working Paper

A History of Rural, Economic, and Social Policies in China

This report reviews major rural, social, and economic policies in China over the past century. These policies are discussed in historical context with a focus on how they responded to social, economic, and cultural changes at each stage. Assessment and analysis of these policies and their implications are provided by the author.

Project: China: Inclusive Asset-Based Policy


Wang, S. (2008). A history of rural, economic, and social policies in China (CSD Working Paper No. 08-13). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.