Growth and Change in the Japanese Urban System: the Experience of the 1970's

Glickman, N.J. (1977). Growth and Change in the Japanese Urban System: the Experience of the 1970's. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-77-039


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Data for Japanese Regional Economic Clusters and Standard Consolidated Areas for the period 1970 to 1975 are analyzed with respect to regional growth and metropolitan decentralization and compared to similar data for the 1950s and 1960s. It is found that the Japanese urban system continued to centralize (i.e. metropolitan regions grew faster than non metropolitan regions) and that metropolitan decentralization was slight. The data also reveal more rapid growth among middle-size regions than previously. Analysis of intercensal migration data is also undertaken to show the relative decline in inmigration to large, metropolitan regions. Comparisons are made with migration data for other industrialized nations and similar patterns are shown to exist.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:44
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:08

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