Proximity, accessibility and choice: a matter of taste or condition?
2012 (English)In: Papers in regional science (Print), ISSN 1056-8190, E-ISSN 1435-5957, Vol. 91, no 1, 65-84 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Drawing on a combination of register data and travel survey data, this research explores changes in the accessibility to different amenities for the Swedish population between 1995 and 2005, as well as the reasons behind the changes: redistribution of either amenities or the population. Overall, proximity has increased concerning most of the amenities during the period. However, despite decreasing 'potential' distances, actual travel distances are growing longer due to, for example, an increasing selectivity in preferences. An analysis of the accessibility development for service amenities shows that restructuring within the service sector is the main cause of the changes, and to a lesser extent population redistribution.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 91, no 1, 65-84 p.
Accessibility, proximity, amenities, structural change, population redistribution
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject Social and Economic Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45211DOI: 10.1111/j.1435-5957.2011.00374.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-45211DiVA: diva2:427251