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Simulation et optimisation spatiales : Vers la constitution d'un outil d'aide à la décision pour la fermeture / ouverture de classes. Une application pour l'enseignement agricole initial


  • Marie-Benoit Magrini

    () (Innovations, Organisations et Dynamiques agro-industrielles - UMR1248 AGIR - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

  • Florent Bonneu

    () (LMA - EA2151 Laboratoire de Mathématiques d'Avignon - UAPV - Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse)

  • Christine Thomas-Agnan

    () (GREMAQ - Groupe de recherche en économie mathématique et quantitative - UT1 - Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Sandrine Coelho

    (Chercheur Indépendant)


This document deals with the problem of creation or closing of school classes from the perspective of a distance indicator seldom used: the time needed to travel by road from the family home to the training establishment. The originality of this work lies in the use of a mathematical model which takes into account the randomness of students' locations to provide an indication of the variability of the optimal positions for the classes' creation/closing solutions based on a minimization of the distance-time. These problems are solved for two case studies of agricultural education in France.

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  • Marie-Benoit Magrini & Florent Bonneu & Christine Thomas-Agnan & Sandrine Coelho, 2011. "Simulation et optimisation spatiales : Vers la constitution d'un outil d'aide à la décision pour la fermeture / ouverture de classes. Une application pour l'enseignement agricole initial," Working Papers hal-00723220, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:wpaper:hal-00723220
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    4. Philippe Lemistre & Marie-Benoit Magrini, 2011. "Job Qualification, Distance between Towns and Geographical Relocation for French Youth," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 48(10), pages 2141-2161, August.
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