SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2017, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (11): 1712-1719.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2017.11.013

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Regional Economic Disparities and Spatio-temporal Evolution in Jilin Province Since 2003

He Gao1,2(), Shijun Wang1(), Liang Tan3   

  1. 1.College of Geographical Science, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, Jilin, China
    2.College of Architecture & Planning, Jilin Jianzhu University, Changchun 130118, Jilin, China
    3. College of Sports Humanities and Social Sciences, Jilin Sport University, Changchun 130022, Jilin, China
  • Received:2016-12-24 Revised:2017-03-04 Online:2017-11-20 Published:2017-11-20
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Sciences Foundation of China (41471142, 41630749), Project of the Education Department in Jilin Province [2016] No.163th


Based on the data of GDP and GDP per capita of Jilin Province from 2003 to 2015, the population weighting variation coefficient, Gini coefficient and Theil index are used to analyze the basic spatial units in the metropolitan and county regions. This article analyzes the temporal and spatial evolution of regional economic disparities in the 13 years since the implementation of the northeast revitalization strategy in Jilin Province, and discusses the spatial pattern of regional economic disparities in Jilin Province by using the decomposition method of the Theil index. The results show that: 1) the regional economic disparities in Jilin Province are declining year by year; 2) Theil index decomposition shows that: the county is the dominant force in regional overall disparities changes, the inner disparities of changchun city is far higher than other areas, but has a tendency to decrease year by year. The dual structure of Changchun-Jilin is still prominent, which is the main source of regional economic disparity, dominated the regional of the whole province to economic disparities; 3) From 2003 to 2015, the province's rapid economic growth is mainly concentrated in the “three nuclear zone”; 4) This article mainly from the resource endowment, industrial base, polarization effect and policy factors and other aspects, the preliminary discussion of the causes of regional economic disparities in Jilin Province.

Key words: Economic disparities, Northeast China revitalizing, Jilin Province, Theil index

CLC Number: 

  • F127