Rural-urban Migration and Urbanization in Gansu Province, China: Evidence from Time-series Analysis

Haiying Ma, Lina Lian

Abstract


Urbanization is one of the hot issues in research at present. Since “go west”, urbanization level in Gansu province has undergone significant change along with the largest flow of rural–urban migration around the country. This paper aims to attempt to examine projections of Gansu’s urbanization level in 1990-2008 and analyze long-run impact of urbanization construction on rural-urban migration wage income in Gansu province, finally the paper empirically investigate dynamic effect of urbanization construction on rural-urban migration wage income with time series data. The results show that urbanization rate in Gansu displays quadratic function model, and relationship between urbanization rate and rural-urban migration wage income shows not only significant but also stable in the long-run.

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