NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Health Shocks, Village Elections, and Long-Term Income: Evidence from Rural China

Li Gan, Lixin Colin Xu, Yang Yao

NBER Working Paper No. 12686
Issued in November 2006

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Martin Feldstein, Liutang Gong, Justin Lin, John Strauss, Zhixiong Zeng, and participants of seminars in the International Food Policy Research Institute, Nankai University, Peking University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for their helpful comments. Mengtao Gao, Shuna Wang, and Shenwei Zhang provided superb research assistance. The Research Center of Rural Economy, the Ministry of Agriculture, the People's Republic of China provided assistance in data collection. Financial supports from the Chinese Medical Board, the World Bank, and the National 211 Project of China are greatly appreciated. Corresponding author: Yang Yao, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University. Phone: 86-10-6275-3103; fax: 86-10-6275-1474; email: yyao@ccer.pku.edu.cn. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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