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Paper eres2011_231:
Household size and city structure

id eres2011_231
authors Theisen, Theis
year 2011
title Household size and city structure
source 18th Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
summary Household size has decreased considerably over time. We use a theoretical model for investigating the relationship between household size and the size and internal structure of a city. In a stylized model, single-person households occupy in equilibrium the central parts of the city, while two-person households live in the less central parts. Differences in incomes and costs of transportation drive the results. Using a numerical example we find that a city with an exogenous population shrinks in geographical extension if the share of single-person households increases. The theoretical results are confirmed by data from two selected cities.
keywords Household size; Urban structure; Housing
series ERES:conference
email Theis.Theisen@uia.no
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session B6: Urban Economics
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