A FRAMEWORK FOR AN ANALYSIS OF RESIDENTIAL LOCATION.
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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An analysis of residential location for an urban region is formulated in which the relationship between the spatial distributions of employment and demand for residences is analyzed within the framework of the particular geography of the region under study. The region is divided into subareas and industries are classified into two groups, basic or export and non-basic or residence-oriented. The inputs to the analysis are employments in each of the basic industries for each subarea the outputs are the geographic distribution of employment for each non-basic industry and the geographic distribution of the workers demand for residences, stratified by occupation and industry. It is proved that a sufficient condition for the existence of a unique and non-negative solution of the system of equations of the model is the following for every subarea and every non-basic industry, the amount of non-basic employment generated throughout the region by the workers of all the establishments of the given industry that are located in the subarea is less than the total amount of employment in these establishments. This condition is expressed in terms of the parameters of the model. A comparison is made with gravity models it is shown that the structure of this model has wider applicability than that of a corresponding gravity model.
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