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Cities with Suburbs: Evidence from India

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For a country like India that contains a large number of Urban Agglomerations (UAs), suburbanisation has drawn little attention of the literature. I focus on this sparsely studied issue in this work. Population, household and employment density gradients for India's UAs, using Mills' two-point technique are calculated. Next, population, household and employment gradient regressions are estimated.

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  • Kala Seetharam Sridhar, 2009. "Cities with Suburbs: Evidence from India," Working Papers id:1867, eSocialSciences.
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    1. Duranton,Gilles & Ghani,Syed Ejaz & Goswami,Arti Grover & Kerr,William Robert, 2015. "The misallocation of land and other factors of production in India," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7221, The World Bank.
    2. Sridhar, Kala Seetharam, 2011. "The Efficiency of States and Cities: Is There a Case for Public Land Leasing and Sales to Finance India.s Cities?," WIDER Working Paper Series 054, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    3. Kala Seetharam Sridhar, 2010. "Impact of Land Use Regulations: Evidence from India’s Cities," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 47(7), pages 1541-1569, June.

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    Keywords

    literature; urban agglomeratinos; India; suburbanisation; density gradient; Mill's two point technique; population gradient; employment; household; regressions; exponential density function; business; UAs; metro area;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure

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