Calibrating Alonso's General Theory of Movement: the Case of Inter-Provincial Migration Flows in Canada

Ledent J (1980). Calibrating Alonso's General Theory of Movement: the Case of Inter-Provincial Migration Flows in Canada. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-80-041

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Abstract

First, it is shown that Alonso's general theory of movement relies on a standard doubly-constrained spatial interaction model which subsumes the usual gravity and entropy-derived formulations. Such a finding then suggests the use of a biproportional adjustment method (RAS method) to adequately estimate the systemic variables specified in the underlying model. This eventually leads to the development of a complete and precise methodology for calibrating the Alonso model. This methodology is illustrated with the help of an application to data on interprovincial migration in Canada.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:48
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2016 17:37
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1428

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