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Commuting links between settlement hierarchy levels in Hungary

Gerse, József and Szilágyi, Dániel (2016): Commuting links between settlement hierarchy levels in Hungary. Published in: Regional Statistics , Vol. 6, No. 1 (October 2016): pp. 221-224.

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The interaction between the home and workplace has been a central component of urban and regional economic theories (Clark et al. 2003). According to the latest data, in 2011, one-third (1.3 million) of the employed persons commuted daily in Hungary. Compared to 2001, the ratio increased by 4.1 percentage points (up to 34%), and this fits into the global trends as the separation of the location of residence and workplace is becoming more and more common (Reggiani and Rietveld 2010). The phenomenon is fuelled mostly by suburbanisation. This process was at its peak in the 2000s when many people moved from big cities to the surrounding areas, mainly families with stable wealth conditions. The employed members of these families typically kept their jobs at the city of the previous residence.

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