With the rapid development of Chinese
economy and acceleration of urbanization, farmland conversion trend is inevitable.
In order to analyze the effects of economic growth to farmland conversion in
China, the author chooses the data of building occupied land area, per capita
gross domestic product, industrial structure, input-output ratio, consumption
growth rate and urban and rural income ratio and establishes a set of
regression model with the aid of SPSS software. From the result of the model
analysis, we can conclude that the impact of economic growth on farmland conversion
appears the inverted U curve. The rise of third industry and urban residents’
income will stimulate the demand for farmland.
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Zhang, L. and Wang, Y. (2014) Study on the Effects of Economic Growth to Farmland Conversion in China. Open Journal of Social Sciences
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