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Homeless Networks and Geographic Concentration: Evidence from Osaka City


  • Shinichiro Iwata

    (Faculty of Economics, University of Toyama)

  • Koji Karato

    (Faculty of Economics, University of Toyama)


Homeless people in Osaka City are geographically concentrated. The purpose of this paper is to examine this geographic concentration by focusing on homeless networks. The data we use contain information on Osaka City.s homeless population by census blocks. The estimated results of a spatial autoregressive model with autoregressive disturbances show that the homeless network is signi.cantly positive across census blocks. Networks exist in a homeless society.

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  • Shinichiro Iwata & Koji Karato, 2007. "Homeless Networks and Geographic Concentration: Evidence from Osaka City," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-527, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
  • Handle: RePEc:tky:fseres:2007cf527

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