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GIS-based poverty and population distribution analysis in China
Author(s): Jing Cui; Yingjie Wang
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Paper Abstract

Geographically, poverty status is not only related with social-economic factors but also strongly affected by geographical environment. In the paper, GIS-based poverty and population distribution analysis method is introduced for revealing their regional differences. More than 100000 poor villages and 592 national key poor counties are chosen for the analysis. The results show that poverty distribution tends to concentrate in most of west China and mountainous rural areas of mid China. Furthermore, the fifth census data are overlaid to those poor areas in order to gain its internal diversity of social-economic characteristics. By overlaying poverty related social-economic parameters, such as sex ratio, illiteracy, education level, percentage of ethnic minorities, family composition, finding shows that poverty distribution is strongly correlated with high illiteracy rate, high percentage minorities, and larger family member.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7491, PIAGENG 2009: Remote Sensing and Geoscience for Agricultural Engineering, 74910H (11 July 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.836416
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Jing Cui, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (China)
Yingjie Wang, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7491:
PIAGENG 2009: Remote Sensing and Geoscience for Agricultural Engineering
Honghua Tan; Qi Luo, Editor(s)

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