SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2019, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (2): 183-194.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2019.02.002

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The Spatial Interaction Between Inter-provincial Migration and Manufacturing Industry Transfer

Guoxia Wang1,2(), Man Li1   

  1. 1.School of Economics and Management, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, Shanxi, China
    2.Shanxi Collaborative Innovation Center for Coordinated Urban and Rural Development, Taiyuan 030619, Shanxi, China
  • Received:2018-01-05 Revised:2018-05-15 Online:2019-02-10 Published:2019-02-10
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (40901089),Research Project Supported by Shanxi Scholarship Council of China (2017-003).


Based on the data of censuses and 1% sample survey in 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 and related annual manufacturing statistics, this article illustrates the temporal and spatial patterns of manufacturing transfer and migration and analyzes the interaction between migration and manufacturing transfer by introducing gravity center model and Geo-detector. The results show that: 1) There has being a significant trend of manufacturing industry transfer since 2000, especially after 2005, characterized by differences in transfer scales and spatial areas among manufacturing industries. Energy-intensive, technology-intensive and capital-intensive manufacturing industries present clear transfer trend with broad spatial areas from the coastal to the inland area, in contrast, the transfer trend of labor-intensive industries which are concentrated in the coastal is uncertain yet. 2) There is little change in the migration pattern featured by minus net-migration in the middle of China and plus in some areas from eastern and western China, but the feature is less prominent with the bigger share of immigrants in the inland area. 3) The change tracks of both manufacturing industry and migration gravity center shows a relationship characterized by deviation and convergence. The migration lagging-behind effect compared with the industrial transfer has gradually disappeared and the spatial population-industry matching degree tends to improve. 4) The Geo-detector is applied to quantitatively identifing the spatial relationship between migration and manufacturing transfer. It is found that the change of migration pattern is more responsive to the spatial transfer, but the latter is less responsive to the former.

Key words: inter-provincial migration, manufacturing industry transfer, gravity center model, Geo-detector

CLC Number: 

  • K902