ENERGY CONSUMPTION

An index of inequality in China

Household income is a typical measure of inequality, but it is limited by under-reporting, especially for rural Chinese households. A new study shows that energy consumption measures service flows of household durable electronics, which can provide more precise measurement of rural wealth inequalities and distributions.

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Guan, D. An index of inequality in China. Nat Energy 2, 774–775 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-017-0013-z

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