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Sinkende Einwohnerzahlen und steigende Kosten für kommunale Leistungen

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  • Peter Haug

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Population decrease in many East-German towns and municipalities does not only increase the stock of empty residential buildings. It also makes provision of network-related goods and services more costly. Considering public water and sewerage services as example, the article investigates empirically how costs of provision per inhabitant depend on population number and -density. Diverging from similar studies, spatial differences in distribution costs per inhabitant are calculated within the area of a case study municipality. The calculations are based on cost accounting data of the local provider. A central problem is the choice of an appropriate spatial key figure to allocate costs. The results indicate cost advantages in providing densely populated quarters with network-related services. Consequently, rising per-capita costs should be taken into account to a greater extent for the city conversion programmes in East Germany than they have been up to now.

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Article provided by Halle Institute for Economic Research in its journal Wirtschaft im Wandel.

Volume (Year): 10 (2004)
Issue (Month): 11 ()
Pages: 306-312

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Handle: RePEc:iwh:iwhwiw:11-04-4

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  1. Moss, Timothy, 2011. "Planung technischer Infrastruktur für die Raumentwicklung: Ansprüche und Herausforderungen in Deutschland," Forschungs- und Sitzungsberichte der ARL: Aufsätze, in: Zukunftsfähige Infrastruktur und Raumentwicklung: Handlungserfordernisse für Ver- und Entsorgungssysteme, pages 73-94 Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (ARL) - Leibniz-Forum für Raumwissenschaften.

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