An Empirical Study on the Urban Poverty in Guizhou

Fengyang WU, Huifang LIU


Based on the GQ model and the Beta model of the Lorenz curve, this paper uses the POVCAL software of the World Bank to calculate the Gini coefficient and the FGT index with the per capita disposable income data of Guizhou urban residents from 1997 to 2015, and analyzes the trends and characteristics of urban poverty in Guizhou. The results show that before 2008, the urban poverty of Guizhou changed from shallow absolute poverty to relatively violent relative poverty. Since 2008, the relative poverty has been stable, but still needs attention. At the same time, Guizhou faces a new type of urban poverty.


Urban poverty; Gini index; FGT; Guizhou

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