A scientific classification of urbanization is the basis for researching differences in urbanization

Pro. Lin ZhongYan’s

This essay points out that to establish differentiated policies according to the urbanization level and development characteristics throughout the country is the key to sound economic and social development. A scientific classification of urbanization is the basis for researching differences in urbanization. On the basis,the construction of panel data takes into special consideration the dynamic characteristics of the development,it is therefore more suitable for in - depth study on urbanization.Combined with the improved Entropy Weight Method,the Multi Index Clustering Analysis Method based on panel data is used to classify different levels of urbanization in all the provinces and autonomous regions in China. This method not only considers the absolute level of urbanization at one time point,but also considers the changes in urbanization over time. So,this method can more scientifically and objectively reflect actual levels of urbanization.