This paper presents data from a series of nationally representative sample surveys of income and expenditure patterns among urban households in China. Findings indicate that during the 13 year period 1990 to 2003, the urban population was increasing at a rate four times faster than the national population and that the urban household size declined to an average of only three persons. Both income and expenditure levels increased, while the proportion of total expenditure spent on food declined. Expenditure on some other items, such as housing and healthcare increased. Most urban households reported ownership of colour TVs, refrigerators, washing machines and mobile phones. The importance of the cultural factors is emphasised.
|Title of host publication||ANZMAC 2006 Abstracts and programme|
|Subtitle of host publication||advancing theory, maintaining relevance|
|Editors||Elizabeth Macpherson, Ingrid Larkin|
|Place of Publication||Brisbane|
|Publisher||Queensland University of Technology|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (2006) - Brisbane|
Duration: 4 Dec 2006 → 6 Dec 2006
|Conference||Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (2006)|
|Period||4/12/06 → 6/12/06|
Yusuf, F., Brooks, G., & Zhao, P. (2006). Consumption patterns of urban households in China, 1990-2003. In E. Macpherson, & I. Larkin (Eds.), ANZMAC 2006 Abstracts and programme: advancing theory, maintaining relevance Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.