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Spatial consumer behaviour in small and medium-sized towns

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Leeuwen, Eveline S. van; Rietveld, Piet

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Abstract Small and medium-sized towns are often recognized as important components of the rural economy. In this article, we focus on the current function of small and medium-sized towns in providing retail services to local households in five European countries. Furthermore, we analyse the spatial shopping behaviour of these households. It appears that towns are still important places for shopping: more than half of the purchases of households living in town or the direct hinterland are bought in town. We find that the length of residence in a rural area has a definite effect on the local orientation in shopping behaviour: newcomers ceteris paribus are more strongly oriented towards shopping destinations further away, which implies that the position of towns is not unchallenged.
Classification Sociology of Economics; Area Development Planning, Regional Research
Free Keywords shopping behaviour; towns; spatial analysis; discrete choice; outshopping; D12; R12
Document language English
Publication Year 2010
Page/Pages 40 p.
Journal Regional Studies (2010)
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343401003713407
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)
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