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This paper investigates the impacts of industrial agglomeration on income inequality and their spatial correlation in China. The result shows that industrial agglomeration and income inequality present an inverted “U-shape” relationship, proving that they are the non-linear change.

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Industrial agglomeration affects income inequality through the agglomeration effect and crowding effect. It is easy to ignore the impact of the dynamic changes of the two effects on income inequality in the process of industrial agglomeration, which leads most studies to focus only on the linear relationship of the two variables. Therefore, this paper empirically investigates whether industrial agglomeration has a nonlinear relationship with income inequality.


Income inequality is a social issue worth exploring. Especially, for regional income inequality, we need to consider the spatial factors on industrial agglomeration and income inequality. I hope this article can help people find out the relationship between these two variables from a spatial perspective.

Suhua Zhang
University Putra Malaysia

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This page is a summary of: Exploring the effect of industrial agglomeration on income inequality in China, PLoS ONE, June 2023, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0287910.
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