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Agglomeration processes in aging societies

Grafeneder-Weissteiner, Theresa and Prettner, Klaus (2010) Agglomeration processes in aging societies. Department of Economics Working Paper Series, 131. Department of Economics, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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Abstract

This article investigates agglomeration processes in aging societies by introducing an overlapping generation structure into a New Economic Geography model. Whether higher economic integration leads to spatial concentration of economic activity crucially hinges on the economies' demographic properties. While population aging as represented by declining birth rates strengthens agglomeration processes, declining mortality rates weaken them. This is due to the fact that we allow for nonconstant population size. In particular, we show that population growth acts as an important dispersion force that augments the distributional effects on agglomeration processes resulting from the turnover of generations. (author's abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: agglomeration / population aging / population growth / Bevölkerung / Alter / Agglomeration <Wirtschaft> / Bevölkerungswachstum / Industrie / Standortfaktor
Classification Codes: RVK QR 500 , QU 300 ; JEL R12, J10, F15, C61
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2010 12:18
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2016 09:16
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/1620

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