送交者: skipper3 于 2005-5-30, 09:52:13:
回答: statistics in China: response to Latino2 由 gordon 于 2005-5-30, 08:45:59:
In contrast to your opinion, many economists believe China's real GDP is larger than what is reported by the government as the government has no means to track the gray economy. It may be very true income for peasants has not been rising for years. BUt it is also true tens of millions of farming household who traditionally rely on growing crops for income now have at least one family member working in the city making monthly salary.
It's quite normal that income for the majority is significantly below the average when the sample income distribution is highly skewed to the right, which is a known fact in China. You can say using medium income would make more sense but you can't say the average number is wrong.
what you said about "majority" is based on your own unscientific observation. You can't use that as evidence. It's also understandable for many people to feel unsecured because their iron bowl had been taken away due to the reform even though their income has been rising. Again you can say per capita GDP is not a good metrics to measure progress but you can't say the number is wrong because of that.
Using GDP parity as an arguement for debating currency exchange rate is absolutely LiKe.