Complex Sciences. First International Conference, Complex 2009, Shanghai, China, February 23-25, 2009, Revised Papers, Part 2

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Social Physics and China’s Population Migration

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-02469-6_106,
        author={Yun-lin Wang and Ding Li},
        title={Social Physics and China’s Population Migration},
        proceedings={Complex Sciences. First International Conference, Complex 2009, Shanghai, China, February 23-25, 2009, Revised Papers, Part 2},
        proceedings_a={COMPLEX PART 2},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Social physics Social network analysis Population migration Economy disparity},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-02469-6_106}
    }
    
  • Yun-lin Wang
    Ding Li
    Year: 2012
    Social Physics and China’s Population Migration
    COMPLEX PART 2
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02469-6_106
Yun-lin Wang,*, Ding Li1
  • 1: CAS
*Contact email: ylwang@casipm.ac.cn

Abstract

Based on the social physics theory, this paper analyzes the economic disparities between different regions in China, and contributes a conceptual model of population migration among eastern, central, western and north-eastern regions. The national 1% population sample investigation data is adopted to build a network of inter-provincial population migration, and the population migration network is analyzed with social network analysis. The results are shown that there is a very strong correlation between migrant population and economy disparity in China, and the migration with obviously geographical characteristics. The eastern region is the main areas for migration-inflow; the central region is the main areas of migration-outflow; the western region is relatively “locked-up”, with a little of population flow; and the migration of the northeast is mainly within its own regional territory.