GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH ›› 2013, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (4): 683-690.doi: 10.11821/yj2013040011

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The impetus and path of economic growth for cities in Northeast China under the background of major function zones:From the perspective of urban transient population

LIU Zhengqiao1,2, WANG Liangjian1   

  1. 1. College of Economics and Trade, Hunan University, Changsha 410079, China;
    2. Business Department, Hunan International Economics University, Changsha 410205, China
  • Received:2012-06-15 Revised:2013-02-04 Online:2013-04-10 Published:2013-04-10

Abstract: The coordinated development of economy and population,resources and environment is a key point in the urbanization of China,as well as one of the important parts in the planning of major function zones.Since four types of development zones(optimized development zones,key development zones,restricted development zones,non-development zones)co-exist in Northeast China,to study the path and energy for economic growth and urbanization could offer a good reference for the whole nation. This paper,taking the temporary population as the breakthrough point,analyses the mechanism of interaction between economic growth and temporary population,and then constructs a set of simultaneous equations for economic growth and temporary population, using panel data from 34 cities in Northeast China,in order to get a better understanding of the relationship between economic growth and temporary population,which could be regarded as the absorption and bearing capacity of urbanization in this region.This study indicates that under the background of planning of major function zones,the urbanization of Northeast China should develop according to the economic,social,natural and ecological conditions.The industrial restructuring in central cities and the migration of population from restricted development zones and non-development zones to key development zones will offer a good way for centralized and balanced urbanization.The development of service industry in central cities will help to enhance the absorption and bearing capacity for economic development and population growth.Besides,it is essential to promote the equalization of basic public service and consummate infrastructure of inner cities positively.

Key words: The planning of major function zones, temporary population, economic growth, industrial restructuring, panel data, Northeast China