Figure 2.14 Dibao standard in urban and rural areas, 1999–2017
CHAPTER 2 ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Source: Ministry of Civil Affairs, China Civil Affairs’ Statistical Yearbook, 2018
Dibao was adopted in all urban areas in 1999 and expanded to rural areas in 2007. It has benefited from increasing government commitment and financing, which has not only allowed an increase in dibao standards, but has also raised the level of the average benefit received by poor households.