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Title:The determinants of urban concentration PDF Logo
Authors:Junius, Karsten
Issue Date:1997
Series/Report no.:Kiel Working Papers 835
Abstract:Urban concentration differs across countries. One determinant of these differences is economic development, which first increases and subsequently decreases urban concentration. I condition the degree of urban concentration on the potential of countries to develop a balanced urban system. These conditions are approximated by the land area, population density and density of the transportation system, which all decrease urban concentration. It is also found that countries with a long independent urban history have lower degrees of urban concentration than countries with a recent colonial past. Furthermore, I assess the impact of some historic variables and historic patterns of urban concentration on current patterns of concentration.
Urban Concentration
Economic Development
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Kieler Arbeitspapiere, IfW
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