Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access

Relationship between Industrial Structure and Pollution Density: Evidence from Recent Industrialization in China

D. C. Tang, Y. Yang


Based on Chenery’s industrialization theories, relationships between industrial structure and environment pollution density have been studied in this paper. From the results of empirical research on both industrial and regional panel data, a relatively higher industrial concentration was found in high and new technology industries, and with the reinforcement of concentration, pollution densities in specific industries would be decreasing. However, the concentration of resource-intensive industries has brought some pressure to environment. Pollution and the labor-intensive industries were declining at the same direction, while the expanding of industrial capital has made pollution density larger. Developed regions had relatively higher speed in their industrialization, and with the fastening of industrialization, pollution densities were decreasing simultaneously.


Industrial structure, Hoffmann coefficient, machining coefficient, industrial concentration, pollution density.

Full Text:


Disclaimer/Regarding indexing issue:

We have provided the online access of all issues and papers to the indexing agencies (as given on journal web site). It’s depend on indexing agencies when, how and what manner they can index or not. Hence, we like to inform that on the basis of earlier indexing, we can’t predict the today or future indexing policy of third party (i.e. indexing agencies) as they have right to discontinue any journal at any time without prior information to the journal. So, please neither sends any question nor expects any answer from us on the behalf of third party i.e. indexing agencies.Hence, we will not issue any certificate or letter for indexing issue. Our role is just to provide the online access to them. So we do properly this and one can visit indexing agencies website to get the authentic information.