S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Institute for Korean Regional Studies (국토문제연구소) 지리학논총 (Journal of Geography) 지리학논총 Volume 14 (1987)
地方工業都市가 背後地域에 미치는 波及效果의 地理的 範圍와 特性 : 蔚山의 通勤圈과 通勤者特性에 관한 事例硏究
Spread Effects ot lndustrial Centers on Their Hinterlands:A Case Study of the Ulsan Commuting Field and Commuter Characteristics
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- 서울대학교 국토문제연구소
- 지리학논총, Vol.14, pp. 291-309
- This study examines the labor market participation aspects of the spread effects of Ulsan on her hinterland, Ulju County. Ulsan, having more than a half million population as of 1987, is one of the major industrial centers of Korea.
Particular attentions of the study are placed upon the spatial extent of extended commuting from Ulju County to the industrial center and the commuter characteristics. A commuter survey was conducted in 1987 to identify demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the commuters. Census data were also examined to clarify trends in population and non-farm household changes since 1960. Major findings of the study and their implications are elaborated below. There are about five thousand workers who commute daily from Ulju County to the City of Ulsan, a very low magnitude of participation to the Ulsan labor market of about 165,000 jobs. The spatial extent of the commuting field too is extremely limited in that the majority of the commuters are within the range of tenkilometer road-distance from the Ulsan city limit. There exists virtually no commuter beyond 22 kilometers distant from the city limit.