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Planned Economic Development and Loglinearity in the Rank-Size Distribution of Urban Systems: The Soviet Experience


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  • Mirucki, Jean


In this paper, the city rank-size hypothesis is tested for the urban system of the USSR and the Republic of Ukraine using (1) census data for 1897,1926, 1939, 1959, 1970 and 1979, (2)subgrouping each census year in 3 categories: largest cities (rank 1-5), middle-sized cities (ranl 6-50) and smallest cities (rank higher than 50), in addition to the whole sample. Following the interpretation of the previous results, the relative changes in the ratios of the city distribution slope values from both systems are then observed and analysed for each of the specific group of cities.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 27844.

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Date of creation: Apr 1986
Date of revision: Oct 1985
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:27844

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Keywords: city distribution; urban system; middle-sized cities; planned economy; census data; Ukraine; USSR; rank-size hypothesis; soviet urban system; city growth;

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  1. Mirucki, Jean, 1985. "Economic Development and Loglinearity in the Rank-Size Distribution of Urban Systems," MPRA Paper 29910, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Apr 1985.


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