Urban-rural interaction in China: Historic scenario and assessment
2011 (English)In: China Agricultural Economic Review, ISSN 1756-137X, Vol. 3, no 3, 334-349 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose: Urban-rural interaction in China has evolved over time and presented features in different periods since 1949. The aim of this paper is to measure urban-rural interaction in China in a 50-year period from 1958 to 2007, and to see if it bears resemblance to the historical evolution.
Design/methodology/approach: The paper historically reviews urban-rural interaction in four periods after 1949. Then, it uses Principal Component Analysis and assesses this interaction in the study period.
Findings: The quantification of urban-rural interaction bears resemblances to its historical evolution. Reform and opening-up as well as the rural-favored policies contribute a lot to the increase of urban-rural interaction.
Originality/value: The paper systematically reviews the evolution of urban-rural interaction in China, and analyzes the features of this interaction in different periods since 1949. It introduces Principal Component Analysis and measures urban-rural interaction.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 3, no 3, 334-349 p.
China, Modern history, Urban-rural interaction, Principal component analysis, Urban-bias, Rural-favored policy
Social and Economic Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-39479DOI: 10.1108/17561371111165770ISI: 000296297200004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80054901385OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-39479DiVA: diva2:439877