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    Urban and rural geographies of aging: a local spatial correlation analysis of aging population measures

    Shiode, N. and Morita, M. and Shiode, Shino and Okunuki, K.-i. (2014) Urban and rural geographies of aging: a local spatial correlation analysis of aging population measures. Urban Geography 35 (4), pp. 608-628. ISSN 0272-3638.

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    The spatial distribution of aging populations is commonly measured with either the aging population ratio or the aging population density. Used in isolation, however, these measures may fail to detect aging communities in certain types of urban or rural setting. This study uses both indices simultaneously to identify types and locations of aging communities more accurately. We investigate the spatial distribution of these communities using a standard correlation analysis and bivariate local spatial statistic analysis. Empirical analysis of geospatial data of the Aichi Prefecture in Japan suggests that using both indices allows us to capture different types of aging communities in diverse contexts (e.g. depopulated rural areas, pockets of aging communities in urban areas, and growing concentrations of aging population in the suburbs). The analysis uses data sets aggregated at different areal scales, confirming the generally stable nature of the outcome, despite some scale sensitivity.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): aging community, aging population density, aging population ratio, bivariate local Moran’s statistic
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2014 12:42
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:13


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