Takashiinoue Inoue


Spatial chain patterns of intra-urban migration

Yuji Murayama, Takashiinoue Inoue, Yuichi Hashimoto

Geographia Polonica (1997) vol. 69, pp. 135-152 | Full text

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This research analyzes quantitatively the track of individual chain-type migrationof many residents to determine how they move in response to changes in their lives, i.e.,whether there is spatial regularity on the chain patterns of intra-urban migration. The studyarea for this research is the industrial city of Yokkaichi, Japan. The study helps us tounderstand the state of intra-urban migration at the non-aggregate level for all residents duringa 15-year period. Special attention is given to the age at which a resident relocates, and to theinterval between two successive movements, i. e., the stationary period.

Keywords: Spatial chain, migration, Japan, urban system

Yuji Murayama, Institute of Geoscience, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki, 305, Japan
Takashiinoue Inoue, Department of Economics, Aoyama Gakuin University, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150, Japan
Yuichi Hashimoto, Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060, Japan