Efficiency and Equity Aspects of Optimum Location

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Despite problems of defining efficiency and equity, it is useful to assess the equity and efficiency implications of various optimal location strategies. Most location criteria have been efficiency oriented, and if there is area variability in density or income, or very strong returns to scale, equity may be well sacrificed.

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1538-4632.1977.tb00575.x

Publication date: July 1, 1977

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