Excess Commuting and the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem

  title={Excess Commuting and the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem},
  author={Mark W. Horner and Alan T. Murray},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  pages={131 - 139}
Excess commuting has emerged during the past two decades as an important construct for evaluating the spatial relationships between employment and residential locations. During this time-period, there has been an on-going debate regarding how one should measure excess commuting in urban regions. This paper contributes to the debate by focusing on the spatial issues inherent in excess commuting evaluation. We demonstrate how scale and unit definition (the modifiable areal unit problem) are… 

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