The Overall Analysis and Regional Difference of China’s Urbanization

Hanjie WANG, Zhizhang WANG


Development of urbanization is the primary driving force of restructuring China’s economic and stimulating domestic demand. It’s important to study the progress of China’s current urbanization. It has an important practical significance to research on the determinants of China’s contemporary urbanization. In this paper, the authors use panel data of 31 provinces from 2001 to 2011 to analyze the determinants of China’s urbanization. On the whole, it’s found that economic growth, industrial structure, investment of fixed assets, education level, economic gap between urban and rural areas, farmers’ income structure have positive and significant effects. In the background of the difference of natural conditions and economic fundamentals, the determinants of urbanization has obvious regional differences.


Urbanization; Determinants; Overall analysis; Regional difference

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