||This paper mainly presents the estimation of census years’ regional GDP in Taiwan using Valued-Added Approach during 1981 to 2006 in Taiwan. And then measure the standard of living by regional GDP per capita. Manufacturing and service industry is the largest industry in Taiwan, mainly gathered in the metropolitan area such as Taipei City, Kaohsiung City, and New Taipei City. The main area of agriculture, fishing, and animal husbandry are gathered in Southern Taiwan such as Yunlin County, Chiayi County, Tainan County, Kaohsiung County, and Pingtung County. These regions account for over 60 % of the added-value of agriculture, fishing, and animal husbandry. On the other side, Hsinchu City have the biggest average growth rate during this period, and the second is Taoyuan County.|
In the second part of this article, what we interested about is why the share of GDP in Taipei City and the population of Taipei City decreased by year, New Taipei City increased instead. Dose Taiwan’s big city (urban) declined and suburban rose as U.S and euro union? And if this phenomenon actually existed in Taiwan, what possible reasons make people moving to suburban from metropolitan area. The result we examined shows that Taipei has this phenomenon, but Kaohsiung and Taichung instead. Health condition, government final accounts per person, and industry structure have the positive and significant effect; number of crime, and the density of road have the negative and significant effect.
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7. 財政部, 財政統計年報, 民國95、90、85、80年
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