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Is sprawling residential behavior influenced by climate?

Grout, Cyrus, Cavailhes, Jean, Detang-Dessendre, Cécile and Thomas, Alban (2016) Is sprawling residential behavior influenced by climate? Land Economics, 92 (2). pp. 203-219.

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This paper addresses the question of a causal link between climate and urban sprawl by focusing on the role local climate plays in determining household behavior regarding housing decisions. We consider the hypothesis that under warmer climates, households exhibit “sprawling behavior”: they locate in larger plots, farther away from city centers. This hypothesis is tested empirically on household data by controlling for sample selection in simultaneous equations for housing size and distance to city center. We find evidence that such sprawling behavior is related to climate, suggesting that global warming and urban sprawl reinforce each other.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: May 2016
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate change, urban sprawl, housing decisions
JEL Classification: C34 - Truncated and Censored Models
R14 - Land Use Patterns
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 13:05
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:23
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