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Defining Areas: Linking Geographic Data in New Zealand

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  • Arthur Grimes

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    (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)

  • David C. Maré

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    (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)

  • Melanie Morten

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    (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)

Abstract

This paper develops a match quality statistic to quantify the trade-off between 'specificity' and 'completeness' when aggregating one regional aggregation to another. We apply this statistic to calculate the degree of mismatch between various regional aggregations for New Zealand using 1991 and 2001 Census Data. A program to calculate mismatch statistics is included as an appendix, as a Stata(r) ado file.

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Paper provided by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research in its series Working Papers with number 06_07.

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Length: 50 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2006
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Handle: RePEc:mtu:wpaper:06_07

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Keywords: Match quality; Geographic Aggregation;

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Cited by:
  1. Richard Fabling & David C. Maré, 2012. "Cyclical Labour Market Adjustment in New Zealand: The Response of Firms to the Global Financial Crisis and its Implications for Workers," Working Papers 12_04, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.
  2. Arthur Grimes & David C. Maré & Melanie Morten, 2007. "Adjustment in Local Labour and Housing Markets," Working Papers 07_10, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.

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