Changes in the Spatial Population Structure of Japan

Kawashima, T. (1977). Changes in the Spatial Population Structure of Japan. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-77-025

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This study uses data from the 1960-1975 period to analyze the recent evolution of the Japanese human settlement system. It examines comprehensively the demographic, local government budget and industrial employment aspects of urban and rural spatial dynamics. The spatial unit of analysis used is the J-SMSA, the Japanese version of the U.S. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area. The results indicate that before 1970 there were large shifts in population and economic activity from the nonmetropolitan areas to metropolitan areas, and from the southwest to the middle central region. Recently, however, the rate of population loss has decreased significantly in nonmetropolitan areas while the southwest has experienced slight population increases.

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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