Peasants' Income and Consumption Structure Contrasting: A Case Study on China’s Sichuan Province

Tao Li, Dong-mei Li


This paper analyzed the income and consumption structure of the rural residents in China's Sichuan province from 2003 to 2009. Grey relative analysis model was used in this study; The research also predicted Sichuan peasants' income and various consumers spending from 2010 to 2012 with G?1,1?model and contrasted the change of consumption structure characteristic fore-and-aft 2008. The result shows that the income change is relative to peasants' productive outlays, taxes and residence obviously in Sichuan. Their productive outlays are short, foodstuff and clothing consumption have a large proportion, and the characteristic of their consumption structure is still daily life type.


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International Journal of Economics and Finance  ISSN  1916-971X (Print) ISSN  1916-9728 (Online)

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