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Une analyse de la géographie des services résidentiels et touristiques à l'échelle des bassins de vie français


  • Francis Aubert
  • Denis Lépicier
  • Jean-Christophe Dissart


The objective of this paper is to contribute to the characterization of "residential" activities that correspond to services to the population, be it permanent or temporary, in a given locality. The spatial distribution of employment in these population-based activities is analyzed at the geographic scale of functional economic areas. The estimation of tourism-related employment uses the minimum requirements technique to assess the specific impact of tourism attractiveness on the population-based services. To explain the geography of population-based employment, explanatory factors relate to local market potential and the ability of territories to attract or retain consumers. Though, generally speaking, the distribution of population-based employment follows the urban hierarchy, one should also take account of sectoral characteristics that set non-market services somewhat apart, as well as geographic specificities in periurban areas and tourism resorts.

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  • Francis Aubert & Denis Lépicier & Jean-Christophe Dissart, 2011. "Une analyse de la géographie des services résidentiels et touristiques à l'échelle des bassins de vie français," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(3), pages 527-548.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_113_0527

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