Analysis for Regional Differences and Influence Factor of Rural Income in China


The purpose of the present study is to analyze the space division characteristics and trends of the income gap between the rural resident in China using a statistical method, which based on the provincial panel rural resident’s income series plan data from 1978 to 2008. The results of the study suggest that the east regional has the largest income disparity, the west has the second place, and central has minimum income gap. At last, the regression model was build based on Cobb-Douglas production function by combining the conversion factors and the influence of urbanization area. And the validity of the models was also demonstrated by regression analysis using 30 provincial or region’s panel data.

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Chen, J. and Zhang, W. (2012) Analysis for Regional Differences and Influence Factor of Rural Income in China. Modern Economy, 3, 578-583. doi: 10.4236/me.2012.35076.

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