Spatio-temporal Dynamic Patterns of Rural Area Development in Eastern Coastal China
- Publish Date: 2013-03-25
- rural area development /
- rural development evaluation /
- new countryside construction /
- eastern coastal China
Abstract: The aim of this study is to evaluate the current state of rural area development at the county level in the eastern coastal China. An evaluation index system including 18 factors was developed, and a rural development index (RDI) was constructed to evaluate rural development state in 2000, 2004, and 2008. The quantitative evaluation indicated the following results. 1) This study derived four dominating components by means of principal component analysis, which can explain 78.2% of the total information, namely agricultural production input, the basic condition of agriculture, the comparative effectiveness of grain production, and the household′s own basic conditions. 2) Since the turn of the new millennium, the rural area in the eastern coastal China has experienced a rapid development in general. Well developed, developed, moderately developed and undeveloped rural areas respectively occupied 29.32%, 22.33%, 21.91%, and 10.51% in 2008. 3) The countryside had maintained a sound momentum of developing trend between 2000 and 2008, while the rural development in the eastern coastal China lacked sustainability. And 4) industrialization, urbanization, original economic basis, and location are four major driving forces of the disparity of rural area development in the eastern coastal China. Given these results, the strategies and policies for the improvement of each rural group were put forward.
|Citation:||LIU Yansui, WANG Guogang, ZHANG Fugang. Spatio-temporal Dynamic Patterns of Rural Area Development in Eastern Coastal China[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 2013, 23(2): 173-181.|