On urban and regional systems in lagged correlation analysis.

R. J. Johnston

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Several studies of unemployment have correlated local against national trends, using lead-lag relationships to identify the temporal coherence between the 2. This introduces problems because the local trends contributes to the national trend. Simulations on hypothetical data suggest that the frequency distributions for expected lead-lag coefficients are closely related in their shapes both to the absolute size of the town and to its relative size within the system being studies; for the largest town, the results are highly predictable. -Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-713
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironment and Planning A: Economy and Space
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1979


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