PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2012, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (4): 461-467.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2012.04.009

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Influencing Factors behind Peasants'Desire for Urban Household Registration during Urbanization: A Case Study of Dancheng County

ZHU Lin1,2, LIU Yansui1   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2011-07-01 Revised:2011-09-01 Online:2012-04-25 Published:2012-04-25

Abstract: Based on the "PUSH-PULL" theory and the labor migration theory of new economics, this article, first of all, analyzes all kinds of driving forces on peasants'desire and influencing factors for urban household registration. Then, by using the Logistic regression model, the article examines these theories with 169 valid questionnaires, which were collected from the households and village leaders in Dancheng County in December, 2010. Some results can be drawn as follows. (1) The main "PUSH-PULL" factors include the convenience degree of living environment, education environment, pension, medical and social security level, family income, off-farm employment and the cost of living in cities. The convenience degree of living environment and the education environment are the strongest "PULL" forces of urbanization. Furthermore, the strongest "PUSH" forces are temporary jobs in cities. (2) The influencing factors of peasants'desire for urban registration household have close relation to personal characteristics, family characteristics and village characteristics. The results suggest that the main factors are "age", "educational level", "household living standard", "whether a friend or a family member has migrated to the city", and "the medical services level of the village". The first two factors play a positive role and the last factor plays a negative role.

Key words: "PUSH-PULL" theory, household survey, labor migration theory of new economics, logistic regression model, urban household registration