Geographia Polonica (1993) vol. 61

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Applying cohort analysis to residential segregation by age group in Berlin (West)

Satoshi Nakagawa

Geographia Polonica (1993) vol. 61, pp. 133-142


The purpose of this study was to apply cohort analysis to residentialsegregation patterns by age group in Berlin (West). The following results wereyielded: (1) Most of the segregation patterns of 14 five-year age groups show aconcentric tendency; the age groups of 0-19 and 35 and over tend to be distributedmore densely in the peripheral wards (Outer Berlin), and the age groups of 20-34tend to be distributed more densely in the central wards (Inner Berlin); (2) In recentyears the age groups of 0-9 and 30-39 have shifted their distribution from OuterBerlin to Inner Berlin and the age groups of 50 and over have shifted from InnerBerlin to Outer Berlin. These shifts are attributed to the differences in residentialtendencies between cohorts; in particular, the difference between the cohorts before1945 and the cohorts after 1946 plays an important role.

Keywords: cohort analysis, residential segregation by age group, Berlin (West)

Satoshi Nakagawa, Department of Economic Geography, Kobe University Rokkaodai-cho 2-1, Nada-ku, Kobe, 657-8501 Japan