In order to deal with the urbanization related problems, 1.3 billion population and scarcity of urban infrastructure ask China to find out an alternative way to urbanize over 50% rural population. Large urban-rural income gap, large regional divergence, large rural-urban migration, under-developed rural areas are challenging urbanization process. The book provides theoretical and quantitative analysis to identify the significant factors influencing urbanization in China, especially the significant factor of rural industry as the alternative way of urbanization was identified using mathematical econometric model. Region-based rural industry was further analyzed to unveil and evaluate the different impacts on it using time series model ARIMA. At last the local rural industry in Shandong was investigated as case study to make an example how to develop rural industry in reality. Finally, comprehensive factor-related recommendations are made for national and regional policy makers.
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Farming & Rural systems Economics Vol. 130ISSN 1616-98082011; IX +178pp.; 21 x 14,8 cm; paper
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