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Life-Cycle Stages, Mobility, and Metropolitan Change: 1. Theoretical Issues


  • M J Webber

    (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada)


It is shown how one dynamic element may be incorporated into operational urban models. That element is household mobility, caused by the evolution of households through stages in the life cycle. First, the significance of life-cycle changes as an agent causing intraurban mobility is reviewed; next, a matrix representation of the dynamics of life-cycle changes is examined; and then the properties of that representation are described.

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  • M J Webber, 1983. "Life-Cycle Stages, Mobility, and Metropolitan Change: 1. Theoretical Issues," Environment and Planning A, , vol. 15(3), pages 293-306, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:envira:v:15:y:1983:i:3:p:293-306

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    1. Nijkamp, Peter & Van Wissen, Leo & Rima, Annemarie, 1993. "A household life cycle model for residential relocation behaviour," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 27(1), pages 35-53, March.

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