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Academic Journal of Business & Management, 2023, 5(25); doi: 10.25236/AJBM.2023.052504.

The Impact of Air Quality and Economic Development on Population Mobility: An Empirical Study of 284 Cities in China


Wang Jingsong

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Wang Jingsong

School of Economics, Guangxi University, Nanning, 530004, China


In recent years, China’s development is very fast, its GDP maintains increment around 7%. However, behind the rapid economic growth is the inevitable environmental pollution, China has become the largest contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, there are more and more migrations in China, which could be influenced by air quality and economic development of a city. So in this paper, using 10 years’ panel data from 2007 to 2016 of 284 cities, I want to figure out whether air quality or economic development level affects population mobility more. Results show that both air quality and economic development level of the city will affect citizens choosing cities to live and work in. The better air quality and higher economic development level a city has, the more willing people are to come. And their impact effect varies under different circumstances.


population mobility; air quality; economic development level; random effect

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Wang Jingsong. The Impact of Air Quality and Economic Development on Population Mobility: An Empirical Study of 284 Cities in China. Academic Journal of Business & Management (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 25: 28-32. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJBM.2023.052504.


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