KotiRyhmätKeskusteluLisääAjan henki
Etsi sivustolta
Tämä sivusto käyttää evästeitä palvelujen toimittamiseen, toiminnan parantamiseen, analytiikkaan ja (jos et ole kirjautunut sisään) mainostamiseen. Käyttämällä LibraryThingiä ilmaiset, että olet lukenut ja ymmärtänyt käyttöehdot ja yksityisyydensuojakäytännöt. Sivujen ja palveluiden käytön tulee olla näiden ehtojen ja käytäntöjen mukaista.

Tulokset Google Booksista

Pikkukuvaa napsauttamalla pääset Google Booksiin.

Ladataan...

Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise

Tekijä: Scott Rozelle

JäseniäKirja-arvostelujaSuosituimmuussijaKeskimääräinen arvioMaininnat
415601,744 (4.19)2
As the glittering skyline in Shanghai seemingly attests, China has quickly transformed itself from a place of stark poverty into a modern, urban, technologically savvy economic powerhouse. But as Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell show in Invisible China, the truth is much more complicated and might be a serious cause for concern. China's growth has relied heavily on unskilled labor. Most of the workers who have fueled the country's rise come from rural villages and have never been to high school. While this national growth strategy has been effective for three decades, the unskilled wage rate is finally rising, inducing companies inside China to automate at an unprecedented rate and triggering an exodus of companies seeking cheaper labor in other countries. Ten years ago, almost every product for sale in an American Walmart was made in China. Today, that is no longer the case. With the changing demand for labor, China seems to have no good back-up plan. For all of its investment in physical infrastructure, for decades China failed to invest enough in its people. Recent progress may come too late. Drawing on extensive surveys on the ground in China, Rozelle and Hell reveal that while China may be the second-largest economy in the world, its labor force has one of the lowest levels of education of any comparable country. Over half of China's population--as well as a vast majority of its children--are from rural areas. Their low levels of basic education may leave many unable to find work in the formal workplace as China's economy changes and manufacturing jobs move elsewhere. In Invisible China, Rozelle and Hell speak not only to an urgent humanitarian concern but also a potential economic crisis that could upend economies and foreign relations around the globe. If too many are left structurally unemployable, the implications both inside and outside of China could be serious. Understanding the situation in China today is essential if we are to avoid a potential crisis of international proportions. This book is an urgent and timely call to action that should be read by economists, policymakers, the business community, and general readers alike.… (lisätietoja)
-
Ladataan...

Kirjaudu LibraryThingiin nähdäksesi, pidätkö tästä kirjasta vai et.

Ei tämänhetkisiä Keskustelu-viestiketjuja tästä kirjasta.

» Katso myös 2 mainintaa

näyttää 5/5
Invisible China is a concise and remarkably prescient prescription for China’s failure to meet the twin challenges of rising wages and decline in foreign investment.

Without heavy investment in human capital including early childhood education, health, and nutrition, China faces massive unemployment, social upheaval, and possibly rising levels of organized crime as jobs move to lower cost manufacturing countries such as India, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia.

Authors Rozelle and Hell are sceptical that the elites can move quickly enough to address the crisis brewing in rural China.

And their failure could prove devastating not only for the Chinese economy but the global economy as well. ( )
  MylesKesten | Jan 23, 2024 |
This book brings together a massive amount of action research and field action by the REAP (Rural Education Action Program) of the authors at Stanford University. The book drives home a central hypothesis: that having reached middle-income levels, China now needs a much better educated and skilled human resource, to get through the 'middle-income trap' and break into the upper-income levels with new types of industries that require new skills and capabilities. The authors' program has identified some pretty basic factors keeping the massive rural child population underproductive: iron deficiency leading to anemia and stunted mental growth (in India iodine deficiency has been stressed), worm infestation, the houkou (permit) barrier that denies the benefit of urban high schools to the children of migrant labour, and surprisingly, neglect of vision testing or provision of spectacles (glasses) for the children. All this makes for a hard-hitting, fast-paced text, but this is somewhat mollified by the unnecessarily long 'tail' of the concluding sections and the after-words (it looks like the authors were just reluctant to let go of the exercise). The diagnoses, hypotheses, experiments, and recommendations obviously have enormous relevance to other countries as well; coming from India, I wonder how these will apply (the book seems to avoid mentioning India in its many comparative table and discussions, except at the very end of the concluding chapter). ( )
  Dilip-Kumar | May 12, 2023 |
My agenda in picking this book was as a check on Peter Zeihan's arguments that, as the globalized economy breaks down, that the PRC has a particularly bleak future. While Rozelle is considerably more optimistic in terms of Beijing muddling through, he does deal with one of Zeihan's seeming blind spots in some detail; human capital. As Rozelle sees it, if Beijing wants to avoid the "middle-income" trap of a developing country flaming out after experiencing rapid growth, they are going to have to invest a great deal more in rural education and welfare. This is if Beijing wants to have the skilled workforce that can continue the long march towards China being an economy of the first rank.

Rozelle is quite convincing, but, like a lot of current-affairs books, the train might have already left the station. Rozelle was lucky to touch on COVID briefly in his conclusions, but events have been much worse than he might have foreseen, never mind the unraveling of the world economy; accelerated by the impact of the Russo-Ukrainian war. As for his most negative projection, Rozelle notes the surplus population of Chinese men, many of whom are not well-educated enough to thrive in a transition to a changing economy, and sees a future rife with major organized crime and chronic civil disorder. ( )
  Shrike58 | Feb 10, 2023 |
An amazing and eye-opening book about the developmental challenges faced by a majority of China’s children, those who live in rural hukou

The author clearly loves China and his good-faith commentary on the struggles these people face makes for interesting reading. It is shocking that 40% of China’s rural youth suffer from invisible ailments like anemia
  btadie | Mar 12, 2022 |
An amazing and eye-opening book about the developmental challenges faced by a majority of China’s children, those who live in rural hukou

The author clearly loves China and his good-faith commentary on the struggles these people face makes for interesting reading. It is shocking that 40% of China’s rural youth suffer from invisible ailments like anemia
  btadie | Mar 12, 2022 |
näyttää 5/5
ei arvosteluja | lisää arvostelu
Sinun täytyy kirjautua sisään voidaksesi muokata Yhteistä tietoa
Katso lisäohjeita Common Knowledge -sivuilta (englanniksi).
Teoksen kanoninen nimi
Alkuteoksen nimi
Teoksen muut nimet
Alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi
Henkilöt/hahmot
Tärkeät paikat
Tärkeät tapahtumat
Kirjaan liittyvät elokuvat
Epigrafi (motto tai mietelause kirjan alussa)
Omistuskirjoitus
Ensimmäiset sanat
Sitaatit
Viimeiset sanat
Erotteluhuomautus
Julkaisutoimittajat
Kirjan kehujat
Alkuteoksen kieli
Kanoninen DDC/MDS
Kanoninen LCC

Viittaukset tähän teokseen muissa lähteissä.

Englanninkielinen Wikipedia

-

As the glittering skyline in Shanghai seemingly attests, China has quickly transformed itself from a place of stark poverty into a modern, urban, technologically savvy economic powerhouse. But as Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell show in Invisible China, the truth is much more complicated and might be a serious cause for concern. China's growth has relied heavily on unskilled labor. Most of the workers who have fueled the country's rise come from rural villages and have never been to high school. While this national growth strategy has been effective for three decades, the unskilled wage rate is finally rising, inducing companies inside China to automate at an unprecedented rate and triggering an exodus of companies seeking cheaper labor in other countries. Ten years ago, almost every product for sale in an American Walmart was made in China. Today, that is no longer the case. With the changing demand for labor, China seems to have no good back-up plan. For all of its investment in physical infrastructure, for decades China failed to invest enough in its people. Recent progress may come too late. Drawing on extensive surveys on the ground in China, Rozelle and Hell reveal that while China may be the second-largest economy in the world, its labor force has one of the lowest levels of education of any comparable country. Over half of China's population--as well as a vast majority of its children--are from rural areas. Their low levels of basic education may leave many unable to find work in the formal workplace as China's economy changes and manufacturing jobs move elsewhere. In Invisible China, Rozelle and Hell speak not only to an urgent humanitarian concern but also a potential economic crisis that could upend economies and foreign relations around the globe. If too many are left structurally unemployable, the implications both inside and outside of China could be serious. Understanding the situation in China today is essential if we are to avoid a potential crisis of international proportions. This book is an urgent and timely call to action that should be read by economists, policymakers, the business community, and general readers alike.

Kirjastojen kuvailuja ei löytynyt.

Kirjan kuvailu
Yhteenveto haiku-muodossa

Current Discussions

-

Suosituimmat kansikuvat

Pikalinkit

Arvio (tähdet)

Keskiarvo: (4.19)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 1
3.5 1
4 3
4.5
5 3

Oletko sinä tämä henkilö?

Tule LibraryThing-kirjailijaksi.

 

Lisätietoja | Ota yhteyttä | LibraryThing.com | Yksityisyyden suoja / Käyttöehdot | Apua/FAQ | Blogi | Kauppa | APIs | TinyCat | Perintökirjastot | Varhaiset kirja-arvostelijat | Yleistieto | 201,840,917 kirjaa! | Yläpalkki: Aina näkyvissä