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Title Defining the spatial scale in modern regional analysis : new challenges from data at local level / Esteban Fernández Vázquez, Fernando Rubiera Morollón, editors
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 326 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Advances in spatial science
Advances in spatial science.
Contents Building Economic Areas from Local Data -- From Administrative Spatial Units to Local Labour Market Areas / Fabio Sforzi -- From Local Units to Economic Regions in Spain / Fernando Rubiera-Morollón, Ana Viñuela -- Polycentric Metropolitan Areas in Europe: Towards a Unified Proposal of Delimitation / Rafael Boix, Paolo Veneri, Vicent Almenar -- Measuring Metropolitan Areas: A Comparative Approach in OECD Countries / Monica Brezzi, Mario Piacentini, Daniel Sanchez-Serra -- Estimation of Spatial Desagregated Data -- Ecological Inference with Entropy Econometrics: Using the Mexican Census as a Benchmark / Esteban Fernández-Vazquez, Rafael Garduño-Rivera -- GDP Estimates for Regions Within the Province of Quebec: The Changing Geography of Economic Activity / André Lemelin, Pierre Mainguy, Daniel Bilodeau, Réjean Aubé -- An Application of the Disequilibrium Adjustment Framework to Small Area Forecasting and Impact Analysis / Jae Hong Kim, Geoffrey J.D. Hewings -- An Information Theoretic Approach to Ecological Inference in Presence of Spatial Dependence / Rosa Bernardini-Papalia -- Short-Run Regional Forecasts: Spatial Models through Varying Cross-Sectional and Temporal Dimensions / Matías Mayor, Roberto Patuelli -- Local Weighting Matrices or the Necessity of Flexibility / Jesús Mur, Antonio Paez -- "Applications of Spatial Analysis with Small Area Observations -- The Estimation of Urban Premium Wage Using Propensity Score Analysis: Some Considerations from the Spatial Perspective / Dusan Paredes, Marcelo Lufin, Patricio Aroca -- A Stepwise Procedure to Determinate a Suitable Scale for the Spatial Delimitation of Urban Slums / Juan C. Duque, Vicente Royuela, Miguel Noreña -- Capturing Spatial Clusters of Activity in the Spanish Mediterranean Axis / Fernando A. López, Ana Angulo, Andres Artal -- Dealing with Data at Various Spatial Scales and Supports: An Application on Traffic Noise and Air Pollution Effects on Housing Prices with Multilevel Models / Julie Le Gallo, Coro Chasco -- Concentration Analysis Using Microgreographic Data / Federico Pablo-Martí, Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod
Summary "This book explores different approaches to defining the concept of region depending on the specific question that needs to be answered. While the typical administrative spatial data division fits certain research questions well, in many cases, defining regions in a different way is fundamental in order to obtain significant empirical evidence. The book is divided into three parts: The first part is dedicated to a methodological discussion of the concept of region and the different potential approaches from different perspectives. The problem of having sufficient information to define different regional units is always present. This justifies the second part of the book, which focuses on the techniques of ecological inference applied to estimating disaggregated data from observable aggregates. Finally, the book closes by presenting several applications that are in line with the functional areas definition in regional analysis."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Spatial analysis (Statistics)
Form Electronic book
Author Fernández Vázquez, Esteban.
Rubiera Morollón, Fernando.
ISBN 9783642319945 (electronic bk.)
3642319947 (electronic bk.)