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Effects on housing prices of urban attraction and labor-market accessibility

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  • Liv Osland
  • Inge Thorsen
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    Through a hedonic approach the authors focus primarily on how house prices vary systematically with respect to some general spatial structure characteristics in a Norwegian region. The introduction of a gravity-based labor-market accessibility measure contributes significantly to explain variation in housing prices, and is used in a model formulation where the distance from the city center is accounted for. Based on these results we suggest a distinction between an urban-attraction effect and a labor-market accessibility effect. Quantitatively, the two distinct effects are found to contribute about equally to intraregional variation in housing prices.

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    Article provided by Pion Ltd, London in its journal Environment and Planning A.

    Volume (Year): 40 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 10 (October)
    Pages: 2490-2509

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    Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:40:y:2008:i:10:p:2490-2509
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