A Research on the Level of the Coordinated Development in the Yangtze River Delta


By using the Factor Analysis, this paper estimates the level of coordinated development among the 16 cities in Yangtze River Delta. The absolute value of the Moran I index from 2007 to 2011 is 0.3759, 0.3307, 0.3496, 0.2608 and 0.1547 respectively, indicating a relatively close spatial relationship among city growth poles. The database taken into the empirical analysis meets the request of the KMO and Bartlett tests. The empirical results show that the Skewness value of the economic, social and environmental value is 1.821, -0.096, 0.743, and 1.373 respectively and with a correspondent Kurtosis value of 3.618, -0.722, -0.774 and 1.607. It is revealed that the diversity of the comprehensive index value is serious, which deprived mainly from the economic difference. On the other hand, the diversity of the society and environment is benefit for the coordinated development among the cities in Yangtze River Delta. In the future development, the 16 cities should seek for individualized development with its own resource basement. While for the social and environmental development, the policy integration of the society, environment and human resource should be realized to promote the mobility of the resources hence to raise the level of coordinated development.

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Wang, B. , Li, J. and Wang, C. (2014) A Research on the Level of the Coordinated Development in the Yangtze River Delta. Modern Economy, 5, 414-423. doi: 10.4236/me.2014.54040.

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