Innovation Economics and Management Research (IEMR)


Impact of Changes in the Urban-Rural Income Gap on the Level of New Urbanisation

Yilin Sun

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Yilin Sun

Publishing Date

31 Oct. 2022


New urbanisation, Urban-rural disparity of income, Panel data.


From 2006 to 2020, China's urbanisation rate remains in the range of 0.4 to 0.6, but the reduction of the urban-rural disparity of income is not obvious. The analysis of the relevant panel data model and the fixed effects model shows that in terms of consumption, the impact of urban-rural income inequality is negative correlated with the new level of urbanisation, while the effect of economic inequality between urban and rural income on the new level of urbanisation is positive in the economic region in the East and West. In this paper, the unevenness of economic and social development across China has resulted in large differences in urban and rural income differences and new urbanization levels in different regions. Using panel data and fixed-effects models, the impact of changes in urban-rural income disparity on the national and regional levels of new urbanization is analyzed from the perspective of consumption, and the results are that rural consumption expenditure has no significant impact on new urbanization, while urban consumption expenditure has different impacts on the level of new urbanization at the national and regional levels. This is important to explore the substantial impact of urban income changes on the level of new urbanization at the national and regional levels.


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