S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Institute for Korean Regional Studies (국토문제연구소) 지리학논총 (Journal of Geography) 지리학논총 Volume 16 (1989)
馬山·昌原周邊郡의 通勤樣相과 通勤者特性變化(1980~1989)
The Recent Changes of Commuting Patterns and the Characteristics of the Commuters in the Peripheries of Masan and Changwon, 1980~1989
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- 서울대학교 국토문제연구소
- 지리학논총, Vol.16, pp. 33-51
- The present study investigates the recent changes of commuting patterns and characteristics of the commuters in the peripheral counties of the cities of Masan and Changwon. Both cities are key industrial centers in the Southeastern Coastal Manufacturing Region. However, they differ from each other in that Masan is an old urban center having a diverse employment structure, whereas Changwon is a brand new city emerged in 1980s whose employment oppotunities are still highly specialized in the industrial sector. Masan has a half million population, twice as large as the population of Changwon; however, the population growth of Changwon is much faster than that of Masan. Since the course of urban development of Changwon appears to follow that of Masan with a certain time lag, a comparative study on the commuting trends of the two employment centers is believed to their hinterlands.
The study analysed two sets of commuting data: the 1980 census data, and the other set of 1989 data obtained via a questionnaire survey conducted in the five Counties of Kimhae, Uichang, Haman, Koseung and Milyang, all adjacent to Masan and Changwon.