S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Institute for Korean Regional Studies (국토문제연구소) 지리학논총 (Journal of Geography) 지리학논총 Volume 07 (1980)
韓國에 있어서 消費者物價變化의 空間的 相異性에 關한 硏究 : 1965~1979 : A Study on Spatial Variations in Consumer Prices Movements in the Case of Korea, 1965-1979
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- 서울대학교 국토문제연구소
- 지리학논총, Vol.7, pp. 15-27
- Consumer price index is one of the important indicators of economic & living environments, and is statistical index to measure average change of price in consumer goods and services purchased by household for liveliness. We can see through a spatial difference in urban attractiveness and quality of life by investigating the long term trend of consumer price index by city. In Korea, there prices movements. The purpose of this study is to inquire into the movements of urban consumer prices by goods and services group for nine selected cities, and to investigate interurban disparity in the magnitude of change in consumer prices between 1965-1979. In the end we can derive four types of cities in terms of consumer prices movements, and link it with the migration of consumers and producers. In part, the pattern of Korea in consumer prices changes was compared with that of U. S. A. 2. The findings from this study are as follows: 2-1. Over the preceding fourteen years from 1965 to 1979, national consumer prices increased by 623.5% at the annual rate of 14%. But consumer prices increased by 595.3% in Seoul, the capital city of Korea, compared with an increase in Cheongju,local medium sized city, by 700%. Among selected cities, the range between the greatest and the smallest price increases. was about 100 percentage points. The reason that consumer prices in Seoul have rised by the smallest is that food price' being important in consumer price index has increased by the lowest in Seoul during 1965-1979.