Spatial structure and distance-decay parameters.

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There has been much recent controversy concerning the interpretation of distance-decay parameters estimated from gravity models. A relationship between spatial structure and estimated distance-decay parameters has been posited. Empirical evidence is given here for such a relationship and theories attempting to explain the dependence of parameter estimates upon spatial structure are examined. These theories are shown to be weak and directions for future research are given. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnals, Association of American Geographers
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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