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dc.contributor.authorTscharaktschiew, Stefanen_US
dc.contributor.authorHirte, Georgen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-01en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-15T09:41:06Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-15T09:41:06Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36500-
dc.description.abstractHouseholds in real cities are heterogeneous regarding their size and composition. This implies that the household structure -i.e. the (average) household size, the composition, the relative share of different household types, and the number of households - differs across cities. This aspect is usually neglected in urban models used to study economic and policy issues that arise in today's cities. Furthermore, the household structure might change over time. For instance, over the last decades average household size has decreased in many countries. Several implications of this change have been discussed, but usually not in regard to an urban economy with its interdependencies. We develop an applied urban general equilibrium model which explicitly takes the household structure into account and thus allows studying the impacts of changes in the household structure on an urban economy and its spatial pattern. The paper shows that changes in the household structure affect an urban economy in various ways and may contribute to explain economic and spatial effects on cities. Compared to a 'Base City' which reflects the actual household structure in the United States, urban labor force participation, housing demand, rents, wages as well as urban commuting and shopping patterns are considerably affected by, e.g., changes in the average household size in a city. For instance, wage inequality between differently skilled workers rises and extreme cross commuting drops to almost zero when the city turns into a pure 'Singles City'.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. of Technology, Fac. of Business Management and Economics Dresdenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDresden discussion paper series in economics 07/09en_US
dc.subject.jelC68en_US
dc.subject.jelR12en_US
dc.subject.jelR13en_US
dc.subject.jelR14en_US
dc.subject.jelR20en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordGeneral equilibriumen_US
dc.subject.keywordHousehold structureen_US
dc.subject.keywordHousehold sizeen_US
dc.subject.keywordLocationen_US
dc.subject.keywordCommutingen_US
dc.titleHow does the household structure shape the urban economy?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn603455824en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:tuddps:0709-
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