Residents’ Consumption Structure and Regional Differences in the Perspective of Internet

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Guanghai Tang, School of Economic and Management, Weinan Normal University, Weinan 714099, Shaanxi, China
Ruili Chu, Foreign Studies Department, Weinan Normal University, Weinan 714099, Shaanxi, China ; Graduate School, Xi’an International Studies University, Xi’an 710128, Shaanxi, China.

To find out the impact of Internet on Residents’ Consumption Structure and Regional Differences, panel data analysis and experimental study were used to analyze China’s provincial panel data from 2003 to 2016. The results show that from the overall level of the country, the Internet development plays a significant role in promoting the residents’ consumption in China. At the same time, the Internet development can promote Chinese residents’ consumption structure from the type of survival consumption to the type of enjoyment and finally to the type of developmental consumption. From the perspective of regional differences, the influence of Internet development on the residents’ consumption in the eastern region is greater than that in the central and western regions. It turned out that the consumption potential of Internet development in the Midwest of China is very huge.

Internet Influence, Residents’ consumption, Regional Differences, Consumption Structure

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Guanghai Tang, Ruili Chu, Residents’ Consumption Structure and Regional Differences in the Perspective of Internet , SCIREA Journal of Mathematics. Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2019 | PP. 5-25.


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