Brief Introduction to Prefecture-level Data

The prefecture-level data come from city yearbook, which covers 134 variables including Number of Subscribers of Local Telephone, Savings Deposit in Urban and Rural Areas (Year-end), Business Volume of Telecommunication, Number of Institutions of Higher Education, Total Freight Traffic, Number of Doctors, Total Population (Year-end), Number of Employed Persons, Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods, GDP, Total Water Supply of the Year, Total Investment in Real Estate Development etc.