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dc.contributor.authorRusche, Karstenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-14T17:07:26Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-14T17:07:26Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51262-
dc.description.abstractWhich of Germanys regions is the most attractive? Where is it best to live and work - on objective grounds? These questions are summed up in the concept quality of life. This paper uses recent research projects that determine this parameter to examine the spatial distribution of quality of life in Germany. For this purpose, an Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis is conducted which focuses on identifying statistically significant (dis-)similarities in space. An initial result of this research is that it is important to choose the aggregation level of administrative units carefully when considering a spatial analysis. The level plays a crucial role in the strength and impact of spatial effects. In concentrating on various labor market areas, this paper identifies a significant spatial autocorrelation in the quality of life, which seems to be characterized by a North-Mid-South divide. In addition, the ESDA results are used to augment the regression specifications, which helps to avoid the occurrence of spatial dependencies in the residuals.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCAWM Münsteren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCAWM discussion paper / Centrum für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung Münster 10en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelR10en_US
dc.subject.jelR12en_US
dc.subject.jelR50en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordQuality of Lifeen_US
dc.subject.keywordExploratory Spatial Data Analysisen_US
dc.subject.keywordFunctional Economic Areasen_US
dc.subject.keywordSpatial Econometricsen_US
dc.subject.keywordLISA Dummiesen_US
dc.titleQuality of life in the regions: An exploratory spatial data analysis for West German labor marketsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn671597892en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:cawmdp:10-
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