Urban-rural interaction in China: historic scenario and assessment
AbstractPurpose – 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 (PCA) 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 PCA and measures urban-rural interaction. JEL classification: R00, O11
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Volume (Year): 3 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
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- Xiwen Chen, 2009. "Review of China's agricultural and rural development: policy changes and current issues," China Agricultural Economic Review, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 1(2), pages 121-135, May.
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