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Table 7 Comparison of class structures in transitional China and developed countries(%)

From: Class structure and income inequality in transitional China

  Top and new middleLarge ownerSmall business ownerSelf-employedSkilled workerUnskilled workerFarmerSample size
China (2010)Total26.
The US (1980)
Sweden (1980)
Norway (1982)
Canada (1982)
The UK (1984)
Japan (1987)
  1. Data of developed countries from (Wright (1997):47). For Chinese data, larger owners are excluded from the “Top and new middle.” For developed countries, “small business owners and the self-employed" includes ranchers, but in the Chinese data, farmers are a separate category