Zhang, Y.; Chen, S., and Wang, N., 2020. The impact of educational level on ecological efficiency: An empirical analysis in the middle reaches of Yangtze River. In: Gong, D.; Zhang, M., and Liu, R. (eds.), Advances in Coastal Research: Engineering, Industry, Economy, and Sustainable Development. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 106, pp. 388–395. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

How to coordinate the relations among economic development, resource consumption, and environmental protection is an important issue for China's current development. This research measured the temporal and spatial effects of the ecoefficiency of the urban agglomeration in the middle reaches of Yangtze River. The results show that the ecoefficiency of urban agglomeration in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River has increased year by year, and the ecoefficiency of some cities vary greatly. There are significant spatial correlations and dependencies, and the level of education is positively correlated with ecological efficiency. Improving the level of education increases people's awareness of environmental protection and conservation, thereby reducing pollution emissions and resource consumption, and the ecological efficiency will be further improved. By exploring the impact of population and economic and human factors on ecological efficiency, the hope is to provide reference policy suggestions for urban planning, economic development, and environmental protection in China.

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