Analysis on the Acceleration of Urban-Rural Integration by New-type urbanization Construction from the Perspective of Equalization of Basic Public Services
Equalization of basic services is the starting point and focus of promoting the integration of urban and rural areas which is an important content of realizing the coordinated development of economy and society at the current stage. Can the new-type urbanization construction started in 2014 aiming to explore a new road of high-quality development of urban and rural areas improve the imbalance of basic public services in urban and rural areas and thus accelerate the development of urban-rural integration? To get the answer, in this paper, the quasi-natural experiment was constructed by the national comprehensive pilot of new-type urbanization, and the panel data of prefecture-level cities from 2011 to 2019 were used to empirically explore the impact of new-type urbanization on the equalization level of basic public services. The conclusions show that the new-type urbanization promotes the equal development of basic public services in urban and rural areas and is conducive to the realization of the organic integration of urban and rural areas, which provides empirical evidence for how to better implement the concept of coordinated development and promote high-quality economic and social development in the "14th Five-Year Plan" period.