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Sustainability 2015, 7(1), 782-793; doi:10.3390/su7010782

Research on Rural Nonpoint Source Pollution in the Process of Urban-Rural Integration in the Economically-Developed Area in China Based on the Improved STIRPAT Model

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College of Economic and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 211106, China
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College of Economic and Management, Huainan Normal University, Huainan 232000, China
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College of Information Science and Technology, Shandong University of Political Science and Law, Jinan 250014, China
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Academic Editor: Yongrok Choi
Received: 26 June 2014 / Accepted: 31 December 2014 / Published: 12 January 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Special issue of Sustainable Asia Conference 2014)
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Abstract

The process of urban-rural integration has led to severe ecological environmental pollution in rural areas of China, particularly in the economically-developed areas. This is an urgent issue to be solved. We select Jiangsu Province as a case study. From the perspective of the population, economic scale, energy consumption and financial support, we perform an empirical study of rural non-point source pollution problems in the process of urbanization based on the improved STIRPAT model. We apply the ridge regression method to avoid the multicollinearity of the variables in the STIRPAT model. The results show that the technological level, the size of the population and financial support are important factors affecting rural non-point source pollution. Therefore, we believe that technical progress, transformation of the mode of production and increasing the scale of financial support in rural areas are effective measures to solve the current rural nonpoint source pollution. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban-rural integration; rural non-point source pollution; STIRPAT model; ridge regression method; measures urban-rural integration; rural non-point source pollution; STIRPAT model; ridge regression method; measures
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Dai, H.; Sun, T.; Zhang, K.; Guo, W. Research on Rural Nonpoint Source Pollution in the Process of Urban-Rural Integration in the Economically-Developed Area in China Based on the Improved STIRPAT Model. Sustainability 2015, 7, 782-793.

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