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Landscape urbanization and economic growth in China: Positive feedbacks and sustainability dilemmas

Bai, Xuemei; Chen, Jing; Shi, Peijun


Accelerating urbanization has been viewed as an important instrument for economic development and reducing regional income disparity in some developing countries, including China. Recent studies (Bloom et al. 2008) indicate that demographic urbanization level has no causal effect on economic growth. However, due to the varying and changing definition of urban population, the use of demographic indicators as a sole representing indicator for urbanization might be misleading. Here, we re-examine...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Science and Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es202329f


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