SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2018, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (1): 114-121.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2018.01.013

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The Coupling Relationship Between Population Structure and Economic Development in Northeast China

Tingting Yu1(), Yuxiang Song1(), Rong A1, Feilong Hao1, Bangyao Zhu1,2   

  1. 1.School of Geographical Sciences, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, Jilin, China
    2.Department of Tourism and Geography, Jilin Normal University, Siping 136000, Jilin, China
  • Received:2017-01-20 Revised:2017-04-23 Online:2018-01-10 Published:2018-01-10
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (41630749)


As the important old industrial base in China, the Northeast China facing the pressure of economic downturn and seriously population problem. Researching the coupling relationship between population structure and economic development is significant for making the population and economic policy. This article measured the correlation degree and coupling degree of Northeast China, and then analyzed the temporal and spatial evolution and exploring the relationship characteristics of the two systems by using the grey relationship analysis. The results show that: 1) The population structure and economic development in the upper elementary level. The population cultural quality and urbanization drive the economic development obviously in Northeast China; 2) During the fifteen years, the population structure and economic development experienced the fluctuant rising -fallen fairly-rising slowly. 3) Population structure and economic development affect and interact each other, and the two systems in the stage of coordinate in various economic development phases. The rationalization of the population structure will be higher when the economy developed well, at the meanwhile, the rational population structure will drive the economic development, which makes the two systems at the coordinate condition. And if not, population structure and economic development will in the state of lower coordination. 4) The coupling relation of population structure and economic development in Liaoning Province is the mainly cause of the Northeast China.

Key words: population structure, economic development, relational degree, coupling relationship, Northeast China

CLC Number: 

  • F127