Differences in the spatial distribution between inter-provincial and intra-provincial floating population and the influencing factors: based on the case of Fujian Province
(2.Institute of Geography, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou Fujian, 350007)
【Abstract】Based on the data from the Sixth National Population Census and other socioeconomic data of Fujian Province, this paper analyzes the differences in the spatial distribution and its influencing factors between inter-provincial and intra-provincial floating population at the spatial level of counties and cities (districts). The results show that the inter-provincial floating population have strong spatial preference for destination choice, taking on a macro pattern that is "high in the southeast and low in the northwest." They mainly concentrate in the Fuzhou-Xiamen-Quanzhou area, and are rarely distributed in the midwest and north areas. In contrast, the spatial distribution of the intra-provincial floating population is relatively balanced among the areas in the province. The results further show that the inflow of the inter-provincial floating population is mainly driven by the economic development of the destination areas, especially job opportunities provided by the manufacturing industries; however, the inflow of the intra-provincial floating population is mainly determined by the social cause development of the destination areas, with high living quality, favorable conditions for personal development, knowledge-intensive and technology-intensive occupations as the main driving forces, although economic development is also a crucial "pull" factor.
【Keywords】 inter-provincial and intra-provincial floating population; counties and cities (districts); patterns of spatial distribution; influencing factors; Fujian Province;
(Translated by WANG Guanyu)
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