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The shape of city-size distributions in a central place system

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  • H Beguin
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    The purpose of the paper is to provide an explanation for the shape of city-size distributions in the context of a central place system. Under given assumptions, a model is presented relating this distribution to individual labour productivity and individual consumption pattern. Simulation results show how variations in productivity and consumption explain the slope and curvature (primacy, convexity, S-shape) of city-size distributions.

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    Article provided by Pion Ltd, London in its journal Environment and Planning A.

    Volume (Year): 16 (1984)
    Issue (Month): 6 (June)
    Pages: 749-758

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    Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:16:y:1984:i:6:p:749-758

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    1. Wang, Fahui, 1999. "Modeling a central place system with interurban transport costs and complex rural hinterlands," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 381-409, May.

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