SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (8): 1328-1335.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2020.08.012

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Coordination Relationship Between Tourism Development and Regional Development with Improvement of People’s Livelihood in China

Zhu Linqi1(), Li Qiuyu1,*(), Liu Jisheng2   

  1. 1. History and Culture College, Changchun Normal University, Changchun 130032, Jilin, China
    2. School of Geography Science, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, Jilin, China
  • Received:2019-06-27 Online:2020-08-10 Published:2020-12-07
  • Contact: Li Qiuyu;
  • Supported by:
    Key R & D Projects of 2018 Jilin Provincial Science and Technology Plan of Jilin Provincial Department of Science and Technology (20180201085SF,20190303017SF), Humanities and Social Science Research Foundation of Changchun Normal University ([2017]008, [2018]009), Scientific Research Planning Project of the 13th Five Year Plan of Jilin Provincial Department of Education (JJLH20181200S) , Jilin Social Science Research Foundation (2020B063)


This article establishes tourism system and regional development and improve people’s livelihood system, and applies the coupled coordination degree model to doing a quantitative evaluation about the relation of tourism with area development and improvement of people’s livelihood in Chinese 31 province in 2000-2013, and analyzes the evolution rules of coupling coordination degree from the view of space-time. The results show that: the comprehensive evaluation value of tourism and the value of regional development and improvement of people’s livelihood are both rising. The former grows slowly, and the latter grows relatively fast. The coupling coordination coefficient continues to increase, but the overall level of coupling coordination is not high, only 2 provinces achieving a high degree of coordination and having not yet appeared extremely coordinated area in 2013. The distribution of coupling degrees basically conforms to the rules that the eastern > the central > the west, the southeast > the northeast, and the southwest > the northwest. To further explore the coupling coordination role of indices of tourism system to the regional development and improvement of people’s livelihood, grey correlation degree analysis method is applied, concluding that the indexes of inbound tourism income, inbound tourists, and tourism college students number are the main factors influencing the regional development and the improvement of people’s livelihood and the teir coordinated development.

Key words: tourism, regional development and improvement of people's livelihood, coupling coordination degree, grey correlatio

CLC Number: 

  • F590