The Efficiency of Tourism Poverty Alleviation and Its characters of Temporal and Spatial in Impoverished Mountainous Areas-A Case of Dabie Mountain in Hubei Province China

Journal: Asia-SAME Transactions on Engineering Sciences (ASTE)
Author: Jianjun Yin1*, Qian Luo1, Yuling Cheng1, Lijun Chen1, Ying Xiong2

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Poverty alleviation efficiency is the core indicator to test the success of poverty alleviation measures. Sixteen counties (districts) in Dabie Mountains of Hubei Province were used as research objects. Data Envelopment Analysis model (DEA model) was used to calculate the poverty alleviation efficiency of each county (district) from 2010 to 2017, Comprehensive technical efficiency was analyzed, and the spatial and temporal evolution characteristics of poverty alleviation efficiency were revealed by using Arc GIS 10.5. The results show that:1) the overall efficiency of tourism poverty alleviation in this region is at a low level (0.472), and only four counties (districts) such as Xinzhou District achieved a high level; 2) The efficiency of tourism poverty alleviation among counties (districts) is of great difference and obviously imbalanced, southeast counties (districts) are higher than that in Northwest counties (districts); 3) The comprehensive efficiency of tourism poverty alleviation is greatly influenced by scale efficiency, but less by pure technical efficiency; 4) The efficiency of tourism poverty alleviation is not directly related to the level of tourism development in the region, but is closely related to the level of economic development in the region. The lower the level of economic development is, the more obvious the efficiency of regional tourism poverty alleviation is.

Pages 154-162
Year 2020
Issue 1
Volume 1

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