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Title: Tourism and regional income inequality : evidence from China
Authors: Li, H
Chen, JL
Li, G
Goh, C
Keywords: Domestic tourism
International tourism
Local spatiotemporal autoregressive model
Regional inequality
Spatial analysis
Tourism development
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Annals of tourism research, 2016, v. 58, p. 81-99 How to cite?
Journal: Annals of tourism research 
Abstract: This study examines the role of tourism development in reducing regional income inequality in China. First, the theoretical foundation for how tourism affects regional income inequality is discussed. Second, based on the conditional convergence framework, this study proposes a spatiotemporal autoregressive model to capture spatial and temporal dependence as well as spatial heterogeneity. Tourism development is introduced as a conditional convergence factor in an attempt to examine whether the convergence speed is accelerated by regional tourism development. Third, the effects of international and domestic tourism in narrowing regional inequality are compared both globally and locally. The empirical results indicate that tourism development contributes significantly to the reduction of regional inequality, with domestic tourism making a greater contribution than international tourism.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/61539
ISSN: 0160-7383
EISSN: 1873-7722
DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2016.02.001
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