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Une analyse de la géographie des services résidentiels et touristiques à l'échelle des bassins de vie français

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  • Francis Aubert
  • Denis LEPICIER
  • Jean-Christophe Dissart
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    The objective of this paper is to contribute to the characterization of "residential" activities that correspond to services to the population, be it permanent or temporary, in a given locality. The spatial distribution of employment in these population-based activities is analyzed at the geographic scale of functional economic areas. The estimation of tourism-related employment uses the minimum requirements technique to assess the specific impact of tourism attractiveness on the population-based services. To explain the geography of population-based employment, explanatory factors relate to local market potential and the ability of territories to attract or retain consumers. Though, generally speaking, the distribution of population-based employment follows the urban hierarchy, one should also take account of sectoral characteristics that set non-market services somewhat apart, as well as geographic specificities in periurban areas and tourism resorts.

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    Article provided by Armand Colin in its journal Revue d’Économie Régionale & Urbaine.

    Volume (Year): octobre (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 527-548

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    Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_113_0527

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    Keywords: population-based economy; location factors; tourism employment; minimum requirements approach;

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