Science Journal of Economics
Volume 2013 (2013), May 2013
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Urbanization and Impact of Rural-Urban Migration on Chinese Cities
Author: Chang Yang
College of Humanities and Social Science, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, 710049, Shaanxi,China
Accepted 26 April, 2013; Available Online 16 May 2013
This paper analyzes and interprets statistical data documenting changes in China’s urbanization process in term of three elements: population, economy and society. The results show that the comprehensive level of urbanization in China reflects the interplay between the continuously increasing internal migration pattern, from rural to urban, and the accelerated economic and social urbanization. The ensuing challenges flowing from the mismatch between residential policy and practices, imbalance between social and economic development, and population pressures, are discussed in terms of their longitudinal impact.
Keyword:Urbanization; Migration; Population; Economy; society