Asia Pacific World
International Association for Asia Pacific Studies
What explains why only a handful of countries which have attained middle-income level have subsequently been successful in attaining income convergence with high-income countries, while most of their peers falter? The problem most face has been labelled as the “Middle-Income Trap.” How, precisely, does the trap impact once-promising economies, and can China, the world’s second largest economy, escape the trap? Are there examples China can emulate? The following pages elucidate these issues.
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Sharma, S. D. (2013). The middle-income tap: Some Asian experiences and lessons. Asia Pacific World, 4(2), 19-28. doi: 10.3167/apw.2013.040203