(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Spatial-temporal patterns of China's interprovincial migration, 1985–2010

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LI Y. (1 2 4) ; LIU H. (1 2) ; TANG Q. (1 2) ; LU D. (1 2) ; XIAO N. (3) ;
(1) Key Lab. of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, CAS, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE
(3) Dept. of Geography, Ohio State University, Columbus, ETATS-UNIS
(4) Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE


Using bicomponent trend mapping technique and interprovincial migration data during the periods 1985–1990, 1990–1995, 1995–2000, 2000–2005, and 2005–2010 the AA. analyze net-, in-, out-migration intensity, and their changes over time in this study. Strong spatial variations in migration intensity were found in China's interprovincial migration, and substantial increase in migration intensity was also detected in eastern China during 1985–2010. Eight key destinations are mostly located within the three rapidly growing economic zones of eastern China (Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Metropolitan Region), and they are classified into three types : mature, emerging, and fluctuant origins. The results of bicomponent trend mapping indicate that, in a sense, the migration in the south was more active than the north over the last three decades. This shows the new changing features of spatial-temporal patterns of China’s interprovincial migration


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2014, vol. 24, no5 [pp. 907-923]

Bibliographic references : 46 ref.

Collation : 9 fig., 3 tabl.



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