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dc.contributor.authorUchida, Hirotsuguen_US
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:18:46Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:18:46Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-264-1en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54112-
dc.description.abstractA common challenge in analyzing urbanization is the data. The United Nations (UN) compiles information on urbanization (urban population and its share of total national population) that is reported by various countries but there is no standardized definition of 'urban' resulting in inconsistencies. This situation is particularly troublesome if one wishes to conduct a cross-country analysis or determine the aggregate urbanization status of the regions (such as Asia or Latin America) and the world. This paper proposes an alternative to the UN measure of urban concentration that we call an agglomeration index.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,29en_US
dc.subject.jelR11en_US
dc.subject.jelO18en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordagglomeration indexen_US
dc.subject.keywordurbanizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordaccessibility mapen_US
dc.subject.keywordcost surfaceen_US
dc.titleAgglomeration index: Towards a new measure of urban concentrationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn63651000Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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