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Residential length of stay in the context of a distributed-lag model


  • R A Oliveira
  • J K Whittaker
  • A C Papastavrou


Residential length of stay, or alternatively the turnover of familiesin a residential area, is expressed in terms of a distributed-lag model. The parameters of the rational form of the distributed-lag model are estimated from cross-sectional data via a nonlinear maximum-likelihood procedure reported by Nelson and Schwert (1974). The empirical application is based upon data provided by Marshall (1971), and the accuracy of the distributed-lag model in terms of predicting the number of families leaving is compared with the results from Marshall's fitted probability distributions. The usefulness of the distributed-lag model for simulation and control analyses is noted.

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  • R A Oliveira & J K Whittaker & A C Papastavrou, 1979. "Residential length of stay in the context of a distributed-lag model," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 11(3), pages 271-279, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:11:y:1979:i:3:p:271-279

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