Economic Development and Loglinearity in the Rank-Size Distribution of Urban Systems
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to examine, empirically, the dynamics of the soviet urban system in light of the rank-size distribution hypothesis and to extend the analysis initiated by HARRIS on the U.S.S.R. to the Republic of Ukraine. The first part of this paper will present a brief recall of the theoretical aspects dealing with the measurement of city distribution, with reference to the various points of view on the topic. In the second part, the rank-size hypothesis will be tested for each census year during the 1897-1979 period for the U.S.S.R. to observe changes in the slope values of the distribution, expressed in logarithmic form, of several classes of cities.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 29910.
Date of creation: Feb 1985
Date of revision: Apr 1985
Publication status: Published in Urban Studies 2.23(1986): pp. 151-156
census data; city rank-size distribution; urban systems; U.S.S.R.; Ukraine; economic development;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
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- Mirucki, Jean, 1986. "Planned Economic Development and Loglinearity in the Rank-Size Distribution of Urban Systems: The Soviet Experience," MPRA Paper 27844, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Oct 1985.
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