GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH ›› 2007, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (5): 995-1004.doi: 10.11821/yj2007050016

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Relevancy analysis of the coupling between population structure and regional economy in Inner Mongolia

BI Qi-ge1,2, BAO Yin1, LI Bai-sui1   

  1. 1. College of Geographical Sciences, Inner Mongolia Normal University, Huhhot 010022, China;
    2. Inner Mongolia Nationality College, Huhhot 010051, China
  • Received:2007-03-20 Revised:2007-06-01 Online:2007-09-25 Published:2007-09-25
  • Supported by:

    国家自然科学基金资助项目(40561003)

Abstract: Based on previous censuses of Inner Mongolia, spot check of population in several years, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region statistical almanac in several years and related material, the dissertation established an evaluation index to the coupling between population structure and regional economy according to the current development and problems of the region. Using methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis, and grey correlative analysis, the dissertation built a correlation model and a coupling model of the interaction between population structure and regional economy of Inner Mongolia.It analyzed the coupling between population structure and regional economy of Inner Mongolia, the static space distribution of the coupling of counties in Inner Mongolia in 2000, the dynamic contrast of distribution in 1990 and 2000 and the evolving rule of the coupling from 1993 to 2004 in Inner Mongolia. The results show, that the coupling mechanism between population structure and components of regional economy is sophisticated, population structure is closely connected with the development of regional economy in Inner Mongolia; but the coupling distribution degree between population structure and regional economy of Inner Mongolia presents an inverse law to population scale.Inner Mongolia can be divided into four types: harmony, amelioration, conflict and low-level coupling. In general, amelioration predominates, followed by low-level coupling, compared 2000 with 1990, the coupling degree increases dynamically; and the sequential change of the coupling degree between population structure and regional economy of Inner Mongolia present different phases and undulations.

Key words: population structure, regional economy, grey correlative analysis, coupling degree, Inner Mongolia