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Life-Cycle Stages, Mobility, and Metropolitan Change: 2. A Model of Migration


  • 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 paper is placed within the context of urban models; next, a model is built and formally stated which incorporates the life-cycle process within the framework of dynamic operational urban models; and then some implications of that model are drawn.

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  • M J Webber, 1983. "Life-Cycle Stages, Mobility, and Metropolitan Change: 2. A Model of Migration," Environment and Planning A, , vol. 15(3), pages 307-317, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:envira:v:15:y:1983:i:3:p:307-317

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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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