The use of migration data to define functional regions: The case of the Czech Republic

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Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Applied Geography
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Field Earth magnetism, geography
Keywords Intrastate migration flows; Regional taxonomy; Functional regions; Functional regionalisation; Daily spatial systems; Local migration areas; Czech Republic
Description The paper analyses migration flows with the purpose of defining functional regions at a micro level. It proposes an innovative approach to the processing of migration data. It includes a reflection on local level migration analysis in relation to local labour markets, and it is inspired by time geographical concepts and research into human spatial behaviour. Relevant identified migration flows are those that occur when a migrant only changes the place of permanent residence, and does not necessarily need to change workplace or most of the localities within a daily timespace context. The paper uses these migration data to delineate local migration areas (daily spatial systems) of the Czech Republic through the application of a standard rule-based procedure of functional regional taxonomy.
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