GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH ›› 2010, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (7): 1291-1304.doi: 10.11821/yj2010070014

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Inter-provincial differences of the strength of urbanization response to the industrial structure evolution in China

LIU Yan-jun, LI Cheng-gu, WANG Ying   

  1. School of Urban and Environmental Science, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
  • Received:2009-07-24 Revised:2009-12-11 Online:2010-07-20 Published:2010-07-20

Abstract:

This paper presented the concept of the strength of urbanization response to the industrial structure evolution, and regarded the coefficient of urbanization response to the industrial structure evolution as the variable index in measuring the strength of urbanization response to the industrial structure evolution. Through using standard deviation(δ), variation coefficient (V), relative development rate (Nich), deviation (Di) and ratio (Gi), the authors analyzed the inter-provincial differences of the strength of urbanization response to the industrial structure evolution in China. Furthermore, this paper discussed the influencing factors for the inter-provincial differences of the strength of urbanization response. The results indicated that: the strength of urbanization response to the industrial structure evolution in China increased continuously from 1953 to 2006, and it was characterized by stage change. There existed significant tempo-spatial differences of the strength of urbanization response to the industrial structure evolution of various provinces of China from static and dynamic situation. The 31 provinces of China can be identified into five types: strong response type, relatively strong response type, middle response type, relatively weak response type and weak response type. Urban development intensity had significant positive correlations with the strength of urbanization response to the industrial structure evolution.

Key words: industrial structure evolution, strength of urbanization response, coefficient of urbanization response, inter-provincial difference, influence mechanism, China