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Title: Defining housing market areas using commuting and migration algorithms. Catalonia (Spain) as an applied case study
Author: Royuela Mora, Vicente
Vargas, Miguel
Keywords: Habitatge
Política de l'habitatge
Política d'emigració i immigració
Housing policy
Emigration and immigration policy
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Series/Report no: [WP E-IR07/07]
Abstract: In the literature on housing market areas, different approaches can be found to defining them, for example, using travel-to-work areas and, more recently, making use of migration data. Here we propose a simple exercise to shed light on which approach performs better. Using regional data from Catalonia, Spain, we have computed housing market areas with both commuting data and migration data. In order to decide which procedure shows superior performance, we have looked at uniformity of prices within areas. The main finding is that commuting algorithms present more homogeneous areas in terms of housing prices.
It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2007, IR07/07
ISSN: 2014-1254
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