Metropolitan Growth and Population Development at a National Level

Korcelli P & Just P (1982). Metropolitan Growth and Population Development at a National Level. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-82-099

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates the importance of treating urban populations as heterogeneous when making national population projections. Large metropolitan areas are shown to exhibit specific patterns of migration, age composition, and fertility when compared with urban areas as a whole. It is argued that the path of demographic change at a national scale is not independent of the urbanization scenario selected, i.e., one emphasizing the expansion of large cities or, alternatively, a balanced settlement hierarchy.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:51
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2016 00:52
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1917

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